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What's the Right 3D Scanner for You? - available types: structured light, laser scanners, photogrammetry, contact probe; consider factors like portability, accuracy, speed, cost before making purchasing decision, Jordan Pelovitz, LAGOA, Apr 21, 2014 (more 3D scanners articles, reverse engineering articles)

Big New G-Wizard Calculator Release 2.40 Adds New Tool Types and Wizards - feeds, speeds for lathe threading operations, custom CADCAM wizard for estimating cycle time, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Apr 21, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Tips for Using the Wall Distance Interface - understanding functionality of wall distance interface in COMSOL Multiphysics, combining it with another interface, Clemens Ruhl, COMSOL Blog, Apr 21, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Implementing a Custom AutoCAD Object Snap Mode Using .NET - apply SHX font to display transient text properly from start, position text on center of snap point in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Attach Railing to Stair - open design tool catalog - metric in content browser, choose stairs, railings, drag rail into drawing area, set 'attached to' parameter value to stair option before insertion of railing takes place in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Top 5 Navisworks 2015 Enhancements - better control over Revit faceting factor, combines multi format data into single model, efficient 3D quantification, introduces Autodesk 360 cloud rendering, adds preset rendering settings, improved point cloud data integration, Sham Tickoo, Conquer Navisworks, Apr 19, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Purge Files More Thoroughly - employ radical purge app from Autodesk exchange to get rid of unused annotation scales, explore file hosting xrefs to resolve un-reconciled new layers in AutoCAD 2014, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Configure the Revision Table - dialog allows configuring display of data, visit Vault settings or select enable revision table check-box to access revision table setting, determine whether first/last version of revision value is used, detect revision scheme change, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor Tip: Create a Plane Centered Between 2 Parallel Surfaces - pick work features, plane option from flyout menu located on 3D model tab, create plane at center of 2 surfaces, adjust plane movement by increasing/decreasing size of part, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Working Around Varying Hard Drive Letters for Autodesk Inventor - combining local share, mapping network drive, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get to Know Your Status Bar in Revit - progress bar displays percentage of file loaded, hints displays program options, worksets icon helps choose active workset, select underlay, pinned items, elements by face, avail filter tool to refine items by category, David Butts, The MEP BIM Engineer, Apr 21, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Creating an Entourage Family - select template file dialog, open entourage.rft or metric entourage.rft, sketch geometry representing entourage in 2D/3D views, state visibility settings for entourage placeholder before specifying parameters, render appearances in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Mapping AutoCAD SHX Fonts to TrueType Fonts - map fonts by editing shxfontmap.txt using text editor, follow specific format to allow TrueType font mapping in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Stairs - basics of building custom stairs, handrails/guardrails in Revit, David Beach, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

WPF Fill Pattern Viewer Control Benchmark - invoke FillPatternBenchmarkCommand to retrieve all fill patterns from model, display them in form that requires 2 new ViewModel modules in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Rhino Users' Work with Layouts - assigning properties by detailed view, vimeo, Apr 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

Configuring a Layout for a 3D Metric Model - The Frigate - Rhino tutorial, vimeo, Apr 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 1 - open new part document, click on feature, sketch options, sheet metal, evaluate tabs to avail tools that are unique to any environment, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 2 - employ extruded boss/base tool to extrude sketch in one/two directions, visit customize command manager to enable/disable command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 3 - create new custom tab, grab to drag any desired tools that is frequently used in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Alternate Reality: 51 Uses of the ALT Key in Solid Edge - Alt+RMB for view fit, in draft environment, Alt+Click on callout or leader to add any number of extra vertices, Alt+drag to detach PMI dimension or annotation from one model element, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

John Bacus of Trimble Talks to Architosh About SketchUp, Broadly and About Version 2014 - SketchUp 2014 has classifier tool, IFC export capabilities, improved layout feature, updated Ruby 2.0 programming language, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 20, 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

SketchUp Pro 2014 and IFC: Welcome to the New World of BIM - latest release makes it very easy to attach IFC data to elements, qualifies as BIM software, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 13, 2014 (more SketchUp articles, AEC articles)

BEM - Building Energy Modeling - EcoDesigner STAR helps architects design energy efficient buildings, has thermal bridge analysis feature, ability to fine tune energy efficiency calculations, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

NEC3 Contract Manager - Q&A about NEC3 contracts fitting with 4Projects product proposition, benefits of NEC3, training required, danger of becoming too reliant, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

Nominal Frame Thickness - set nominal frame thickness to WALL_THICKNESS or to dimension of actual frame component to avoid confusing flipping behavior in ArchiCAD 17, James Murray, On Land, Apr 18, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

CNC Cut Files with Autodesk Product Design Suites, Pt 1 - methods of producing 2D CNC cut files or tool paths within Inventor: flat pattern export, export face, export sketch as, create drawing, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Apr 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Exporting Grids - create grid in Revit, set CAD format to DWG files, click solids tab in modify DWG/DWF export setup dialog, select export as AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP objects option, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles, Revit tutorials)

Stereoscopic Viewing of 3D Models in Autodesk 360 Cloud - open stereoscopic mode on graphics card, install latest version of graphics card driver, open NVIDIA control panel to set up stereoscopic 3D, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Apr 19, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Using Autodesk Downloads from Autodesk Subscription Center - set download preference to download now rather than install now, open file once download completes, agree to license, service terms to allow Autodesk download manager proceed installation itself, David Metcalf, A Word on BIM, Apr 18, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 New Features: Overview - dark theme, point cloud performance, smoother point cloud objects navigation, enhanced vertical alignment design, align/profile locking features along with improved object label association, corridor section labeling, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D Can Help You Do the Splits - incorporating semi-automatic split profile views into workflow, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Apr 17, 2014  (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting a Grip on Points - allow grip reappear by ensuring that elevation is assigned to 'default elevation' field located in create points dialog bar in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2015: Graphic Display Options - 'sketchy line' option to make model look like hand drawn drawing, anti-aliasing option to show smoother lines in display, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 21, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Generate Revit Topography from Point Cloud Data - load scans into Recap, delete unwanted points, turn off perspective to easily select points, export point cloud as .rcs/.pcg, add points to surface before linking CAD to bring in contour DWG in Revit, Mark Cronin, better Revit, Apr 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Exploding Imported Geometry - explode import symbol into next highest level elements in Revit, select import symbol, click on explode drop-down to explode imported geometry, or imported DWG 3D solid geometry in family editor environment, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Open a File from Vault with the AutoCAD Vault Add-in - log into Vault that consists of file to be edited, maintain file in checked-in state, ensure if permissions to check out file for editing are available before opening file from Vault for editing, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 18, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Customize Your Vault View - select 'define custom view,' add new view to list to create own filtered data set, highlight newly created view to modify, set fields in customize fields window, hit custom filters followed by advanced tab, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Brendan Henderson, Apr 21, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Remove the Line with Fit Spline - enter edit sketch mode, select sketch, locate fit spline tool, adjust fit spline tolerance, hit green check before allowing sketch to be selected as single element in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 SolidWorks Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using the File Explorer in SolidWorks - browse Windows drives, devices to facilitate dragging, dropping of files into SolidWorks environment, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Meshed Up or Messed Up? - root causes of meshing problems, disadvantages of improper meshing, expert-built templates can serve as best practices for nonexpert users, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 2014 (more CFD articles)

CPUs, GPUs, APUs and You - simulation software, 3D modeling solutions, advance design systems are being driven by HPC hardware, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Apr 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

LIX: A 3D Printing Pen That Actually Fits in Your Pocket - extremely portable, comfortable to use, height of 6.45", diameter of 0.5", aluminum body. Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Apr 17, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Graphisoft's New BIMcloud - BIMcloud works as intermediary or gateway between individual users, servers that actual hold model data, can be deployed on public cloud or run from private in-house server installed on premises, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 17, 2014 (more ArchiCAD reviews, AEC articles)

Setting the Scene - Vectorworks Landmark provides planning tools to create perfect setting to place iconic building designs, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more Vectorworks reviews)

BIM: The Next Stage of Evolution - real collaboration needs fundamental shift in working practice, improved software tools that enable easy shared access to BIM database, seamless integration between tools used at each stage of process, Michael McCullen, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

Migration After Fiber is Removed in AutoCAD 2015 - expose more of ObjectARX SDK to .NET by availing NET version of acedCommand, add 'S' to end of acedCommand or acedCmd when passing complete set of command tokens to AutoCAD command line, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD: How to Tell If You Have a 4th Generation MrSID - launch GeoViewer, add local layer, view layer metadata before highlighting image properties to view version of MrSID file, check if image format is MRSID/MG4RASTER to confirm it as 4th generation, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD file format tutorials)

Navisworks 2015: New Enhancements to Model Based Quantification - ability to assign complete parent structures of geometry to takeoff workbook, property mapping in item catalog for global item calculations, Cesar Escalante, Ideate, Apr 17, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Grading Style Slope Markings Display Issues - type BEDIT, press return, select tadpole 2, type CONVERTPOLY, pick heavy from command line options before choosing polyline that forms tadpole's head in Civil 3D, Geoff Woodhead, Cadline, Apr 17, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Not Nuclear But Gnarly with Fusion 360, Pt 1 - create Autodesk 360 account, purchase Fusion 360 license, link license to Autodesk 360 account, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 15, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Not Nuclear But Gnarly with Fusion 360, Pt 2 - designing skateboard deck using T-Spline forming tools, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 16, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Not Nuclear But Gnarly with Fusion 360, Pt 3 - add mounting holes for truck assemblies, using joins, adding material to deck, decal, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 17, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Perform a Clean Uninstall of Inventor 2011 to 2015 - access uninstall tool to remove Inventor 2011, use quick uninstall tool or go to manual uninstall section to make sure any folders, registry keys that remained after uninstall are removed, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Run Command on Browser Item - workaround is selecting object through BrowserPane object, running AssemblySuppressFeatureCtxCmd command in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Setting or Changing Ground Level in Revit - visit manage tab to specify coordinates at point, select ground level line to set elevation, if ground level still says 0 then change ground level line type to shared datum, Justin Doughty, CADline, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

A Dozen Reasons Not to Use Adaptive Components in Revit - family editor lacks annotation tab, addition of model text is not allowed, family sizes sometimes gets huge, lacks visibility settings, controls for flipping components, absence of host elements limits possibilities for using reporting parameters, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

4 Easy Steps to Better Organize Your Face Based Family Thumbnail - hide/get rid of 'face' (extrusion) in template, uncheck check-box of hidden lines from visibility graphic, uncheck check-box 'keep scene upright' from options setting in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Determining the Size and Location of Viewports on a Sheet - GeoSnoop utility in Revit dynamically generates temporary form displaying outlines of sheet, 3 views it contains, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Definition of Parameters for Generating a Reinforcement Drawing - exploring draw options, elements, data mapping, naming tabs in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Why are Some Dimensions Gray in My SolidWorks Drawing? - employ model items to open dimensions marked/unmarked for drawing, smart dimension tool to place reference dimensions, select non-imported driven color scheme if smart dimension is used to open reference/non imported dimensions, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Vary Sketch Command - create pattern which varies in dimension as it is repeated along part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Customizing the Solver Window for Maximum Feedback - Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation is the Company's One and Only - resolution of 2880×1620 in professional grade, 15" display, Thunderbolt 2 enabled, Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU, available for $2,346, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Apr 10, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Flying with Structural FEA - 2 main drivers for mixed FEA, conventional stressing approach: approximation, certification; popular structural analysis techniques within aerospace industry: multi-body dynamics analysis, non-linear analysis, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Mar 29, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Siemens NX CAD Vision 2014+ - to improve engineering efficiency, deliver industry specific workflows via industry catalysts, better collaboration, including with suppliers, supporting system development across multiple engineering domains, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, Apr 16, 2014 (more NX articles, PLM articles)

Render on the Go with VRED and renderPRO - ray tracing app, VRED produces very high quality renders, quickly, can do advanced, accurate light visualization; renderPRO has dual Xeon processors, SSD, 128GB of DDR3 RAM to empower VRED demo on laptop, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Mar 29, 2014 (more rendering articles, CAD hardware articles)

Providing Intelligence Back to the CAD Model - inspection software can help 3D CAD, 3D geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, measuring devices work together to ensure design intent, David Olson, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Geometric Kernels in COMSOL Multiphysics - selecting geometric kernel from preferences window when starting new model, converting geometry objects, Lorant Olasz, COMSOL Blog, Apr 16, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Review - more responsive interface, intuitive graphic previews, improved text, dimensions, geographic location tools, revamped set of tools for working with point clouds, new design feed environment, available for $4,195, David Cohn, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Quick Tip: Using Layer Previous - create test layer in AutoCAD drawing, give it color, make it current, change color of any other layer in current drawing, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Apr 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Imperial or Metric: Which Way to Measure in AutoCAD - use UNITS command in AutoCAD, make sure that drawing templates are set correctly when implementing combined metric, imperial CAD standard, Shaun Bryant, Line Shape Space, Apr 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD units tutorials)

RDLC Editors - free editor from RDL/RDLC tools set, functions good as Visual Studio 2008 but has alignment issues, lacks snap feature or ability to easily line up UI controls in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 16, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Getting Sketch-y with Autodesk Inventor 2015 - sketch tab is always visible, all 2D sketch constraint related options are consolidated into one constraint settings dialog, relax mode to modify constrain geometry by applying new constraints, dimensions, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 17, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor Workplanes - A Few Tips and 2015 - spin model to determine positive/negative side of model, flip normal by creating another workplane at zero offset, generate plane with 2 simple clicks between any 2 non-parallel planes, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 16, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor Help: 7 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most from Newer Features - create frame member design, generate custom frame members for frame generator, apply iCopy to create similar sub-assemblies, easily import vendor-supplied 3D models, check style library to add styles, 3D pipe run app, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Apr 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrating RoomEditorApp to Revit 2015 - enabling CopySourceAsHtml for Visual Studio 2012, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Automatic Numbering of Elements Within Revit - install extension set of tools, click 'extensions' on ribbon tab to access tools dropdown, avail element positioning utility to create position tags using mark parameter for selected objects, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the API to Compare Display Performance in Revit 2014 & 2015 - API command to compare same RVT in different versions of Revit, different RVTs in same version of Revit, different computers, graphics cards, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Apr 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Reinforcement of Beams Dialog - check left, right side of dialog to define beam reinforcement, parameters of beam, reinforcement, bottom displays graphical view of defined RC beam, generated beam reinforcement in AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Precast Elements - availability of tab depends on existence of precast element families in Revit, defining precast element in RC column, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Multibody Part vs Assembly in SolidWorks - choose exterior faces, components or all components to turn assembly into multi-body part, move/copy bodies by selecting insert feature, select multiple parts in assembly feature manager to make components virtual, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Save As Copy and Open - choose between save as, save as copy, or 'save as copy and open' options when saving file, quickly edit file names by including reference documents for renaming with prefix/suffix, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Apr 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Moving Elements to Elevation - moving building pad to elevation 602 keeping its XY location same, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 15, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Prelude to COFES 2014: Time to Break the Code to Rebuild It? - to address frustration that users feel with software that doesn't take advantage of best that modern hardware has to offer, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 15, 2014 (more CAD show articles)

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - exploring contents of new tab, tips to restore back AutoCAD 2014 workspace, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

New Features of Vault 2015, Pt 2 - avail greater flexibility to layout BOM, associate files easily by drag drop, copy paste into detail page of BOM, access 'saves as' associated with BOM Vault, new interface for thin client project explorer, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Parameters for Loading DXF/IGES Format Files - open imported file in Robot by selecting options: explode objects into finite elements, change linear objects into bars, automatic normalization of point coordinates, arc discretization parameters, thickness interpretation, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a Raster Menu to AutoCAD Electrical Classic Workspace - run CUI command, expand AUTOCADRASTERDESIGN menus located under partial customization files, open partial customization file menus to drag raster menu to AutoCAD partial CUI menu, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using an Express Tools Command in AutoCAD Shows 'Unknown Command' - check support file search path, load express tools CUI file, reset express tools by uninstalling, reinstalling it, else reinstall AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

I'm Terrible with Names - visit toolspace settings tab to expand subassembly, commands category, right click CreateSubAssemblyTool command, expand subassembly options, click value column next to subassembly name prompt to turn feature on in Civil 3D, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Apr 15, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Accessing the Enhanced Geolocation Features in Civil 3D 2015 - open drawing file, view ribbon tabs at top of application window as workspace loads, launch CUI dialog box to load missing geolocation tab, visit customize workspace to set tab alongside original ribbon tabs, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Apr 14, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

View Title Enhancements in Revit 2015 - list of parameters is expanded from 6 to 16, view titles can be constructed with view parameters only, reduces errors, improves accuracy of information, Cesar Escalante, Ideate, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Creating Standard Sheet Notes & Disclaimers in Revit - select schedule keys rather than building components when creating phantom schedule, rename schedule, add fields, insert rows, fill in cells to create schedule, drag schedule onto multiple sheets, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Compiling the Revit 2015 SDK and Migrating Bc Samples - edit all project files globally in editor to modify HintPath tag value, or copy Revit API assemblies into expected locations, avoid modifying any project files at all, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Default Revit Family Folder for Open Command - Revit defaults to location of specified Revit Library Path when opened from opening screen, while defaults to location where user last saved family file when opened from QAT or application menu, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

A Detailed Look at the SolidWorks RX Tool - explore tabs: diagnostics, system maintenance, problem capture, file & logs, addins tabs to view, capture, review SolidWorks issues, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, Apr 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Advanced Notes in SolidWorks Drawings: Pattern Instance - add pattern instance into SolidWorks drawings to avoid hassle during design changes, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - 5 Things to Check - know where your files are, do tools check, check on geometry, look for any interferences, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

30 Years of DataCAD: A Tumultuous History, Pt 2 - leadership of Malcolm Davies, Mark Madura joined DataCAD, involvement with German company, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 15, 2014 (more DataCAD articles)

The Normal Protrusion and Cutout - creating recess to act as gripper in bottle using Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 14, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Getting Attached with XREFs - employ PDFATTACH, DGNATTACH, IMAGEATTACH, DWFATTACH commands to attach files, keep working file size small, provide real-time updates, check title back, floor plan usages, XREF binding options, overlays vs attachments in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Save Your AutoCAD Settings to the Cloud - access AutoCAD 360 tab, online options before clicking on 'sync my settings with the cloud' checkbox, choose synced settings to save customized AutoCAD environment to cloud, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD & LT 2014 - PLINE Boundary Creation - invoke BPOLY command to access boundary creation dialogue box, click on pick points icon before hitting boundary to form closed polyline in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, AutoCAD LT articles)

Inventor - Open From Vault Pauses for 10 Minutes - create .iam file, insert new .ipt into .iam file, check .iam file into Vault, rename .ipt in Vault to allow creation of second .iam file, place .iam file into second .iam file to start connectivity resolve process, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Apr 14, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

ACA 2015 - Command Preview - dynamic preview of results of grip edits, COMMANDPREVIEW System Variable to turn on/off command preview, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

How to Create Stair Winder Style - select stair, open winder styles panel from edit styles list, copy current balanced stair winder style, rename copied style before changing winder type to SinglePoint in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

What's New in Inventor 2015 - direct modeling, sketch improvements, sheetmetal enhancements, fast drawing views for large assemblies, shortened dimensions for linear, arc, angular dimensions, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Align Balloons in Inventor - select balloons to be aligned, select align fly-out menu, pick vertical, horizontal, vertical offset, or horizontal offset in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Vault Add-in 'Show Details' - right click file in model/Vault browser, select 'show details' to open details dialog box, visit history, where used tab to display details of file in Inventor, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles

Got a Varies Stuck in Your Inventor BOM? - notice BOM structure to locate problems in table, expand sub-assembly in browser tree, correct stray part number else activate BOM dialogue to search offending component over multiple sub-assemblies through browser, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Automate Standard Additional Notes in the Drawing - create standard note with automatic filling to avoid mistakes in typing notes, add custom properties, make automate notes to form standard note with automatic filling method in Inventor, Andriana Teja Permana, CAD Notes, Apr 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

To/From Room Door Parameters - enable room calculation point to address data errors, allow to/from room parameters update consistently even if door is placed before/after rooms, check behavior change before enabling room calculation point in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Category Support for Shared Type and Instance Parameters - employ 2 simple arrays to store collections of built-in categories that support type, instance parameters in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Weldment Profiles: Now Configurable - when creating custom property for profile, user needs to add it in one location for profile, all variations of profile have that custom property, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Stop a sldprt File from Auto Merging Bodies - turn part model into weldment to add 'cut list' item to tree, 'weldment' feature, end result is multi body part file, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Automatic Wire Routing Using SolidWorks Electrical 3D - SolidWorks Electrical 3D, 2D schematic are fully interconnected, model wires in SolidWorks 3D CAD to allow wire lengths get updated in schematic tool, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flexible Retrieval of Referenced Files During Check Out - New in SolidWorks EPDM - select options relating to checking out files silently without showing checkout dialog box or trying to check all referenced files when referencing file is checked out in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials

Are You Opening SolidWorks Files from a Network Drive? - working from shared locations allows users access data conveniently while maintaining backup easily but may result in slower loading, system instability, Gabe Enright, CADD Edge, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Troubleshooting Long Rebuilds in SolidWorks - locate component causing problems, employ feature statistics from within part to narrow it down to individual feature in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Interference Detection in SolidWorks - configure interference detection tool for assemblies in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AMD FirePro W9100 Professional GPU: First Look Review - 16GB of GDDR5 memory, can drive 6 HD displays at same time to form 2x3 powerwall, capable of accelerating OpenCL-based apps, available for $3995, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 7, 2014 (more graphics cards reviews)

HP Z Turbo Drive: Workstation-Class PCIe SSDs Go Mainstream - designed to overcome bandwidth limitations of SATA 3.0 interface, comes in 256GB/512GB capacities, priced at $499, $899 respectively, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 10, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Graphisoft in Japan: Pictures and Notes from the BIMcloud Trip - discussing global CAD market: trend, size, architectural tour to superb buildings created by ArchiCAD-based AEC companies, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 13, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

AutoCAD: How to Control the Viewcube Display - launch options dialog, visit 3D modeling tab to view display tools in viewport, select 2D wireframe visual styles or all other visual style options in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

FLATSHOT in Action - employ FLATSHOT command while reorienting view of 3D model, click picture with camera that acts as flattened 2D representation of 3D model, reduce file size by applying OVERKILL, PURGE or JOIN commands in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Civil 3D 2015 - Now with More Stagger - corridor point style helps in automated positioning of corridor labels ensuring all labels are readable, Talking Transportation, Apr 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

About Integration of AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD - commands, features of both applications are blended within UI, tool properties, revision cloud, output of units command is different in AutoCAD when compared with AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, AutoCAD Architecture articles

Quick & Easy Pillars in 3ds Max - locate link to download script, run script while performing other steps to create pillars in 3ds Max, Uriel Deveaud, Cgtuts+, Apr 10, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Punch Tool in Autodesk Inventor - cut or deform sheets by placing predefined punch tool geometry, ensure that sheet metal face has sketch with one or more unconsumed center mark before applying tool, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Face Tool and Flange Tool in Autodesk Inventor - access tool from create panel of sheet metal tab, create sheet metal faces by utilizing closed sketch profile in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Hem Tool in Autodesk Inventor - strengthen or eliminate sharp edges of sheet metal face, create single, double, rolled, or teardrop hems, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Conflict Resolution - identify conflict with other disciplines, create zones in model for each discipline, set different standard for conflict resolution in Revit MEP, Ed Hannabas, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Profiling Revit Add-ins and RoomEditorApp Enhancements - profiling Revit add-ins using GlowCode, effectively converting list of categories to appropriate element filter in Revit, Ben Bishoff, The Building Coder, Apr 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Family Thumbnail View - employ temporary hide/isolate to control visibility in view, apply thin lines, detail level setting to show off family, zoom region to maximize important geometry in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Sync with Central Best Practices - never leave for extended periods of time after hitting sync button, always use worksharing monitor, consult it before hitting sync button, always use sync, modify settings command in Revit, James Van, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Layout Based Assembly Design - start new sketch, visit tools, blocks, make options to define group entities in order to create block, select entities in 'make block' properties box before constraining out block in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Singularity Elimination Factor - change singularity elimination factor to allow solution pass through local singularities on equilibrium path in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Dynamic Tests: What, When and Why? - implement linear dynamic studies like modal time history, harmonic, random vibration, response spectrum studies to evaluate, define response of structures to dynamic loading environments in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks License Borrowing - navigate to license usage tab, check server, identify product correctly, inform about current user, computer details in 'license used by' section, open SolidNetwork license manager to return borrowed product licenses in SolidWorks, Bee Xiong, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mass Import of Manufacturer Part Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - create spreadsheet of desired manufacturer parts to import into schematic, add as much information as possible to populate database, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Causes an Error with the SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard - search, delete 'system.mdb' file in C:\Windows folder, reboot PC, re-launch SolidWorks, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Strategic Visions of CAD and CAE Providers 2014+ - meaning of design suite software, issues that shape design tool strategy, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, Mar 31, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Using CAMWorks for Solid Edge - recognizable features: pockets, slots, holes, bosses, once feature list is built, CAMWorks reaches into technology database to assign machining strategies, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 10, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

AutoCAD 2015: A First Look - command preview function, sketch selection tool, improved help environment, configuring different AutoCAD setups using workspaces, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: Drafting and Annotation Enhancements - lasso selection to select objects, auto stacking is automatically created, text editor now has resizable corner, TEXTALIGN command to align several texts quickly to referenced text, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2015 - Visual Comparison - AECVCOMPARE command to compare open drawing to any other file selected using standard file navigation dialog, 5 system variables support VCOMPARE command, help control generated comparison graphics, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Amp Up Your PDF Output - select publish to PDF\DWF\DWFx option in project manager, pick PDF, multi-sheet file to create single PDF file, include hyperlink, define zoom factor, run cross-reference before creating PDF output in AutoCAD Electrical, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: How to Create New Parts for Pressure Pipe Catalogs - create 3D solid of part within 3D modeling workspace, employ manufacturer specifications, dimensions when modeling 3D solid fitting, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Apr 10, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Robot Integration - activate Robot integration by pressing export button that is available when simulation is active, select transfer options before defining method of creating model, else activate integration from Robot module, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Import a Model in Inventor - open import wizard, locate file to import, open panel.ipt file, hit import wizard dialog box, pick units before choosing finish option to accept analysis type as standard dual domain, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

New in Revit 2015 - Schedules & Parameters - enhanced parameter reorder feature allows changing order of new parameters, adjust individual parameters, add tooltips to parameter, shared parameters to view title families, insert images to schedule headers, schedule more parameters in Revit 2015, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 11, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Transaction Group Regeneration for InstanceVoidCutUtils - ensure void cutter family have 'cut with voids when loaded' parameter checked, check position of cutter family instances when calling InstanceVoidCutUtils method, select elements manually before combining them in Revit UI modify tab, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Purge a Vault - select vault from Vaults folder, click on purge to open Vault version purge dialog box, turn on check box next to each of selection rules to determine data to be purged, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 4, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Disabling and Enabling BOM Rows - set isIncluded to false to disable BOM row, include ReturnExcluded in options parameter to view rows disabled in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 10, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Lenovo 30" Professional Monitor Review - ThinkVision LT3053p display has black, attractive flat panel, sturdy stand, allows video inputs from DVI, HDMI, MHL connectors, hardware switch to easily swap between multiple workstations, available for US$ 1,599, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 11, 2014 (more LCD display reviews)

Digital Storm Slade PRO - entry-level workstation is built around ASUS Sabertooth 79 motherboard, powered by Intel 3.4-GHz i7 4930K processor, 32 GB system memory, good expanding options, base price of $1,881, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Apr 10, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

NVIDIA GTC 2014: The Dawn of Pascal; the Rise of the Machines - next generation of GPU from NVIDIA, PASCAL measures one-third the size of PCIe card, releases JETSEN TK1, developer kit capable of 326 GFLOPS for $192, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 10, 2014 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Chemical Parameter Estimation Using COMSOL Multiphysics - studying decomposition of benzenediazonium chloride, Eyal Spier, COMSOL Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Automated Creation and Export of CFD Results - performing structural analysis using pressure coefficient from airflow simulation over tensile structure or membrane, Richard Smith, Symscape, Apr 10, 2014 (more CFD articles)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Hits the Market, But Does It Hit the Mark? - Mechanical Conceptual is being promoted as complementary app to SolidWorks, but higher costs may pause purchase decision of potential customers, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Quick VFD with Black Box Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - draw motor branch followed by control circuits, insert black box symbol, visit manufacturing part tab to view circuits, modify power terminals, circuits, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Performance - Ready, Set, Test Your Hardware - access performance test, has 3 areas to test: CPU, I/O, graphics, test system, compare score with other users, Elizabeth Kinsey, HRS Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exporting Multi-Body Parts to an Assembly - right click on body located under solid bodies folder to set one, or more solid bodies in part mode, visit insert options, features to save, rename bodies in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New User Settings to Improve EPDM - full row highlighting in Windows Explorer Vault view, user information pop-up window, navigating reference tree structures more efficiently, user defined custom columns, Andrew Bornstein, MCAD Tech Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty Until You See the Alternatives - highlight dimension, select offset text button in PropertyManager to attach dimension text to leader, else for ISO standards drag leader so that it lines up with dimension line in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bowling with SolidWorks Simulation - turn on Motion Analysis add-in, insert solid body contacts to pins, ball, alley, determine initial condition of rotation/velocity at which ball leaves bowler's hand, Brad Rach, DDICAD News, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Nuts and Bolts of SolidWorks Configurations - discusses scenarios that fit best for using configurations in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Give Your CAD/BIM Systems the Dog Food Test - execute actual project from start to finish on users' systems, don't grant yourself additional network permissions, record any problems encountered, increase compliance, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Behind the Hype with ENOVIA - Q&A on 3D EXPERIENCE, role of ENOVIA, IFWE compass, related apps, benefits to users, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 9, 2014 (more CATIA articles, PLM articles)

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Why Rendering is Increasingly Important to Product Development - vendors develop renderers that fit CAD-driven workflows, constantly updating renderings helps understand how design changes will affect final product, 3D CAD World, Apr 9, 2014 (more rendering articles)

Review: AMD FirePro W9100 Raises the Professional Graphics Bar - 5.6 teraflops of peak single-precision throughput, 2.8 teraflop double-precision rate, 16 GB of GDDR5 memory, sustaining 320 GB/s of peak bandwidth, price $3999, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Apr 9, 2014 (more graphics cards reviews)

AMD Continues Professional Graphics Push with FirePro W9100 - designed, optimized for real-time 4K, has 2.62 teraflops of double-precision compute performance, 16 GB of GDDR5 memory, 512-bit memory interface, Support for OpenCL 2.0, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014 (more graphics cards articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Designed to Fine-Tune Workflows - streamlined, tabbed interface yields maximum drawing space, new ribbon gallery function, lasso selection tool, natural sort order, text enhancements, TextAlign command, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Top Reasons to Choose Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 - one-click product updates, streamlined interface, interactive drawing creation, ability to quickly establish project context, Donnie Gladfelter, CADD Microsystems, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015's Updated JavaScript API - easier to debug, user can access developer tools window from any HTML-defined palette or dialog inside AutoCAD by pressing F12 key, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 4: Rendering a Studio Lighting Setup with Mental Ray - employ 3ds Max design sample file to import Inventor model before rendering it in Mental Ray, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 5: Rendering a Studio Lighting Setup with iRay - render studio lighting setup without dealing with extensive list of rendering settings, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 6: Rendering Using an HDRI Image as a Background with Mental Ray  - create environment for Inventor model that is similar to environment used in Autodesk Showcase, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Birth of Baroque - building dome of chapel as adaptive family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Training: 5 Tips for Creating a Successful User Group - organize recurring meeting at regular intervals, encourage everybody to join discussion, set agenda in advance, encourage discussion, share responsibility with group members, Kate Morrical, Line Shape Space, Mar 28, 2014 (more Revit articles, CAD training articles)

Purging and Managing View Template - open manage view templates option to check if view template is in use, else add view template field into view list to show whether any view template is assigned to view in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Factory Design Suite Workflow Using Large Revit Models - open Revit model, apply export to DWG command, select, save views before exporting model as .DWG file, open file afterwards to eliminate hatch patterns, or attach them as X-reference in AutoCAD, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Apr 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014: Modifying Revit Wall Assemblies - select wall, open type properties dialog box, turn on preview, switch to section view in edit assembly dialog box, click modify before hitting 'unlock the padlock' icon in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

New Features of Vault 2015 - supports load model groups, detail groups, attached detail groups from Vault into current project, ability to import CAD files from Vault into Revit creation, link extended file types, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Implement Multiple Interface in Vault Customization - implement IExplorerExtension interface, register web service command events before implementing logic in Vault, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 9, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 and Inventor 2015 'Fast Open' - implement 'fast open' drawing setting options to open drawing without finding or resolving any referenced files, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 9, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles, Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014: Fillet Selections Explained - explore terms like edges, faces, loops, features before choosing them when running fillet command in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Learn Your Lines - implement click-click technique to create multiple lines/arcs quickly, while click-drag method helps create multiple lines, arcs connected to one another in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why is SolidWorks Unable to Locate My Assembly Components? - add referenced document, go to external references to enable 'search file locations for external references' option, access component properties before setting model document path in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Adding a User Defined Material - insert material to engineering database, Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Drawings - Hole Callouts - create hole layout to insert information in drawings, troubleshoot hole layout problems in SolidWorks, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer - Custom Views - advanced view options that are available inside SolidWorks Composer, check camera, custom views to gain more control over views, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Dimension Audit Utility - verify dimensioning in active model, select combination of locate icons, dimension audit find icon, review results in report section of dialog, use navigation tools to locate errors, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 8, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

CAMWorks for Solid Edge Introduction - CAMWorks for Solid Edge is focused on automated machining, has automatic feature recognition to identify wide variety of prismatic features, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 8, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

Carl Bass Gains Groupies with His Inside 3DP Keynote in New York - glimpse of history with 3D printing, benefit of 3D printing technology, issues involved, latest developments across 3D landscape, Rachel Park, 3D Printing Industry, Apr 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Library Globals - employ global variables to make information about project available to library parts, apply 'requests' to determine text block height, create model view options while saving setting with view in ArchiCAD, James Murray, On Land, Mar 28, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Why Bother Converting 2D Drawings to BIM - advantages: improved visualization of 2D paper drawings, secure project funding, opportunity to change each sheet manually to implement design changes, cost effective, better life cycle assessment, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Apr 9, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Text Box and Callout Markups - press ctrl+K shortcut to open preferences options, choose markup, check box next to 'autosize text box and callout markups' before clicking ok, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: System Enhancements - enhanced graphic performance tuner, application manager acts as communication center, improved online help, design feed, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Supporting AutoCAD 2015's Dark Theme - create resource-only DLLs for icons, for a modal dialog, check COLORTHEME system variable on launch, choose appropriate theme for it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Line Display - improved graphics experience with smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, control behavior of complex linetypes with COMPLEXLTPREVIEW system variable, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Adding Data from the Field to Your Model Just Got Easier - BIM 360 Glue, BIM 360 Field share common project data that allows field updates appear automatically in Glue, Pete Billante, Beyond Design, Apr 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, Navisworks articles, AEC articles)

Inventor 2015 API Enhancements - enhancements in API for parts, sheet metal, assemblies, drawings, ReferencedDocumentCount method in FileManager object to get number of referenced documents, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Apr 8, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 1: Importing an Inventor Model Into 3ds Max Design - set up display, system units in 3ds Max before importing model from Inventor, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 2: Rendering Using a Daylight System with Mental Ray - create new layer followed by daylight system, click 'yes' to photographic exposure control option, set realistic view before displaying environment background in 3ds Max, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 3: Rendering Using a Daylight System with iRay - switch to iRay rendering engine to simplify rendering process by removing graininess in drop shadow, reflection, set accurate transparency in 3ds Max, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Revit 2015: Family Parameter Order Adjustment - ability to sort family file parameters within each parameter group as desired, users can organize parameters as needed, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Shocking Family Secrets Revealed - tips to cut long sides of beams, move profile of forms, application of 'ride the rail' rotation method, hosted rotation rigs, revolve rotation method, modeling of pumpkin, cow in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 Irregular Crop Regions and Oversized PDF's - go to 'devices and printers,' right click on pdf printer before selecting advanced printing preferences, change print quality to 600 dpi for Adobe, 300 dpi for PDF creator, else reset crop shape, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Hidden Parameters - set parameter to hidden before using it, avoid reversing direction without removing, replacing parameter in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Test on Running an IFC Based Clash Detection Using Revit - Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments, Pt 2 - customize individual corners by clicking on pink dot that appears above each corner, select options in corner treatment window to change corner type, trim order in SolidWorks, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 4 - click 'render and animation' located in task scheduler dialog box to manage rendering, animation tasks, check tips to convert, print, export workgroup PDM files in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Viewports Can Make 3D Sketching Easier - click insert menu, select 3D sketch to start sketching, apply tab key to flip between available directions, simplify process of specifying directions, viewing overall orientation by using viewports in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Insert Features into SolidWorks Design Library - locate design library, create common feature that will store in library, sketch logo on top face, locate part to place logo before dragging, dropping logo thumbnail from design library onto flat face, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Setup and Import ECO Changes with 3DQPress Inside SolidWorks - open new part file to setup model, go to ECO change part to select list external reference, unfold 3DQPress, import ECO Rev B before updating unfolded model with ECO Rev B changes, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Obtain More Materials for SolidWorks Simulation - search for materials based on type of simulation study to be performed or material model to be used in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Give Each EPDM Project its Own Part Numbering Scheme - apply PigeonHole tool to replace name with next value from that serial number once tool finds name of serial number enclosed inside of # symbols, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles

Characterizing the Flow and Choosing the Right Interface - understanding nature of flow, discussing different flow regimes, suitable interface, study type for each, Nancy Bannach, COMSOL Blog, Apr 7, 2014 (more CFD articles)

30 Years of DataCAD: A Tumultuous History - Q&A with Mark Madura of DataCAD about software development, buyouts, merger, failed CADKEY object developer effort, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 8, 2014 (more DataCAD articles)

ST 7 Sneak Peek: Material Property Enhancements - multiple library support, grouping, categorization support, custom material property support, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 7, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Layouts - layout tabs are enhanced to include new plus (+) icon for quickly adding new layouts, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Graphic Changes in AutoCAD 2015 - to create CreateAutoCADOffScreenDevice, CreateAutoCADModel, regarding Autodesk.AutoCAD.GraphicsSystem.RenderMode, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 is Missing the AutoCAD Classic Workspace - create own 'AutoCAD classic' workspace, set new workspace as current, default workspace, enable, disable other toolbars as needed, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Enriching 3D Model Data with Construction & Commissioning Level Detail - accessing object data during construction, enriching design model with commissioning data, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Apr 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

Configure Vault Options - customize, streamline workflow by suppressing certain dialog boxes, prompts, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Alignment from Objects in Civil 3D - create fully editable, intelligent alignments from basic 2D polylines, x-references in Civil 3D, Graham Riddleston, Cadline, Apr 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials

Aerial Images in Civil 3D 2015 - Bing Images Plot - go to geolocation tab to pick online map type, capture area to create new GEOMAPIMAGE object type, select image frame, adjust grip to update image, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Choosing a Sheet Metal Base Face Before Creating a Flat Pattern in Autodesk Inventor - open flat pattern definition dialog box to flip pattern, or pick base face before hitting flat pattern icon, right click on face to change its color in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Quick Tip for Special Section Views - right click on view to open menu, select edit section properties, change method from aligned to projected before hitting ok to update section view in Inventor, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Brendan Henderson, Apr 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

DWG the Default File Type for Inventor 2015 Drawings - set IDW as default standard for drawings by setting default drawing file type located in tools, applications options, else export application options settings from existing drawing while creating deployment for Inventor 2015, Being Inventive, Apr 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2015 Wall Schedule - schedule wall parameters while taking care of unconnected height of walls in Revit 2015, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Apr 7, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 - Trim/Extend Multiple Elements - visit selection box to select multiple elements required for trimming/extending boundary defined by another element, David Light, Revit, Apr 7, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Getting Serious Adding New Materials from List - mark materials with no base class provided, existing materials as non-loadable, allow user view, deselect some items while creating resulting materials list in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments - define how to trim segments of group when they intersect at corners with 3 options: end miter, end butt1, end butt 2, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hidden Feature: Delete Hole - choose edge of hole, press delete key, select delete hole option, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 3 - schedule tasks to run application that uses macros or command line arguments, run custom task, employ macro template to specify parameter values, create eDrawings, update simulation, verify elements with design checker, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - check advantage of performance, post processing, efficiency enhancements to boost SolidWorks productivity, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Select Tool in SolidWorks Drawing - selecting/deselecting multiple entities, use box selection, lasso selection, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Find Assembly Interior Volumes Using Surfaces - calculating interior volume of containers made of multiple parts in SolidWorks, Robert Murdock of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Computing Stiffness of Linear Elastic Structures, Pt 2 - Poisson's ratio, shear modulus, modeling beam in 2D, 3D, computing stiffness in COMSOL Multiphysics, Supratik Datta, COMSOL Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Secret New Features - galleries to visually preview, select content, styles within drawings, enhanced PURGE command, ability to remove education plot stamp, CADline, Apr 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Ribbon Galleries - block gallery displays preview images of block definitions in drawing, also available for styles defined in current drawing, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2015 - Version Management in Project Navigator - check in/check out feature drives Version Management process, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

How to Create Classic Workspace in AutoCAD - migrate settings from previous release, create own workspace in AutoCAD 2015, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Creating a Multi-Compartment General Arrangement - automatically update arrangement that shows front of door components to ensure consistency between general arrangement, each individual compartment in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Inventor Tube & Pipe Wish List, Pt 2 - place pipe spool from content center as custom, save it as stand-alone part, open part file to scroll model parameters before setting custom property format in Inventor, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Apr 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Always Use Inventor's Local Help Instead of the Online Version - locate, open helpids.xml file in Inventor bin folder, search section containing string UseOnline, change UseOnline value from default 1 to 0, else open registry editor to edit EnableOnlineHelp value, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adaptive Component Origins in Revit - verify if 2 reference planes that define insertion point are not moved from origin, avoid strange behavior of unhosted elements by placing adaptive points to their original location once family gets flexed, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Sketchy Lines - feature emulates hand drawn visual style, can be applied to any graphic display style including 3D views, perspective views, elevations, sections, plan views, David Light, Revit, Apr 6, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 - Structural Framing Enhancements - justification point tool, offset command, change reference tool, shape handle tool, Autodesk Revit Structure, Apr 6, 2014 (more Revit articles)

WPF Fill Pattern Viewer Control - 2 steps in making use of WPF fill pattern control in add-in, XAML code to define surface, cut pattern columns in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault Professional 2015's Item Master is 'da BOM' - ability to save item changes without having to close item, simple, intuitive new assign item process, flexible BOM management, in-CAD improvements, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 7, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault reviews)

Add Revit Folders to Vault - open Vault ribbon tab to add folder, visit settings to enable/disable visualization attachment for session, check target location in Vault to view folder to which selected folder is added, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Assigning a File to an Item - Vault 2015 replaces PromoteFiles with 4 function calls: AddFilesToPromote, GetPromoteComponentOrder, PromoteComponents, GetPromoteComponentsResults; call UpdateAndCommitItems to finalize any operation in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 4, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Surfacing Mountain Bike Handlebar - create 2 planes, sketch front, top profile view of handler, invoke cross curve command from surfacing toolbar before setting first, second curve views in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 5, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

VB in the Variable Table - Sky's the Limit - used to define, edit functional relationships between variables, dimensions of design in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 6, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Replace Sketch Entity - SolidWorks offers option to replace entity when trying to delete sketch entity that has downstream references, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Apr 4, 2014  (more SolidWorks articles)

Modeling Techniques with Features I Don't Use in SolidWorks - create 2 additional planes, sketch circle on mid plane, thin extrude circle to produce tube, apply spline on surface sketch tool to start forming 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Apr 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks for Newbies - Templates - visit custom properties tab to set part template, automate data before inserting into drawing template, save sheet format when saving drawing template, maintain templates in network location while working in multi-user environment, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff’s Tool Shed, Apr 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Automation Tips - features, shortcuts related to views, tool bar, hole wizard, design library that can boost SolidWorks productivity, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats - open blank new drawing file, choose sheet size, edit sheet format, set title-block, border, anchors before saving sheet format in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer Translate and Rotate Entities at the Same Time - move actor into empty assembly group, impose translation motion on actor, select group in assembly selection mode before imposing rotation on assembly group, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Computing Stiffness of Linear Elastic Structures, Pt 1 - understanding structural stiffness, exploring modeling space dimensions, stiffness in 0D, 1D models, computing bending stiffness, stiffness in COMSOL Multiphysics, Supratik Datta, COMSOL Blog, Apr 3, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Constraints and How They Work in Ordered and Synchronous Modeling - learn about ordered, synchronous constraints, use 3D geometric relationships to eliminate potential unexpected results in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Apr 3, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Keep Your BIM Model Real - considering example of wall to understand tolerances in BIM model, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Apr 3, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Macros in Mechanical - macros are programmed in Jscript; writing macro in ANSYS Mechanical for setting up several hundred remote points at center of annular faces representing washer, Idac, Apr 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

LEDAS Geometry Comparison Technology Embeds ASCON C3D Kernel - KOMPAS-3D uses its own modeling kernel, parametric system, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 3, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: How to Change License Type from Standalone to Network - open system registry editor, locate key, change type value to 1, create client license file in Notepad, place LICPATH.lic file in AutoCAD 2015 folder, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, Apr 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Create Structure of Stair - open 'stairs and railings' group, search concrete stair style, drag pipette into drawing area, adjust parameter, snap end point as starting point of stair flight before setting riser count in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Report Tables with Style - employ different text sizes, styles fill color, check full table border options, control margin, locate drawing, select table style from another drawing to use in present AutoCAD Electrical drawing, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Import the Model into 3ds Max - open unit setup options located in 3ds Max customize dialog, choose units as millimeters, select SAT files to be imported, adjust display, set mesh to examine geometry, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

InfraWorks Styles Based on Object Data - extract data required to determine style of road, add data fields into InfraWorks objects, open style rules panel to create, add style rule, generate expressions before applying style rule, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 2, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Project Explorer for AutoCAD Civil 3D - user-configurable report generator offers integrated design validation, geometric filtering tools, dedicated profile, section viewers, employs template-driven report generator that qualifies it to work best with Civil 3D, Trevor Clayton, CADline, Apr 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Show Details in Inventor - visit history, 'where used' tab to browse historical versions, related vaulted files in Inventor, click direct parents filter icon to open related files from Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

DISP_E_MEMBERNOTFOUND Error from iLogic - employ some specific type of object to declare variable in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

RevitLookup for Revit 2015 - replace RevitAPI.dll, RevitAPIUI.dll references, change .NET framework from 4.0 to 4.5, fix deprecated API usage occurrences before migrating to Revit 2015, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: ISO View and Dimensioning - rotate view, lock position by naming it before setting work plane, visit work plane dialog box to pick plane, select surface where dimension is to be placed in Revit, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 2 - click print files on sidebar, select files to be printed, visit task output folder to specify location to store imported files, set target file type before exporting file, update custom properties, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basketball Motion Study in SolidWorks - make perfect basket using Motion Simulation, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Select Outside the Box - using 'lasso' to select distinct groups of objects while avoiding others, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial - Direct Editing - 'convert to direct edit' functionality to replace selected feature with direct edit entities in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Auto Route - apply auto route tool to automate 3D sketching task while creating SolidWorks piping routes, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Using Surfacing Techniques with Sheet Metal - apply surfacing tools, convert to sheet metal to create sheet metal part with edge flanges in SolidWorks, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Creating Weld Beads - generate beads while making them visible in SolidWorks drawing, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CFD Analysis of Particle Impingement Causing Pipe Erosion - study found that locations of highest concern in choke valve are needle, valve back side, needle's saddle, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, Apr 2, 2014 (more STAR-CCM+ articles, CFD articles)

Surfacing: Techniques from the Trenches - clay model analogy, use birails for jumpstart, apply blend modeling, think global, act local, start with analytic elements in Solid Edge, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Creating & Editing Site Models in Vectorworks - Q&A with Geoff McBeath - creating round wall representing curved path in plan view, cleaning up edge of site model, calculating cut volumes, fill volumes, Aurora Meneghello, Novedge, Apr 2, 2014 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: The Interface - model space viewport control, galleries added for inserting blocks, changing styles, crosshair now has badges, complex linetype preview, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

The New Tab in AutoCAD 2015 - contains 2 sliding content pages: learn, create; access files, product updates, online community, getting started videos, tips, online resources, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Creating a Splined Leader Using a Jig - specify leader vertex, temporarily append acquired point as vertex in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Positioning a Selected Entity at View Center - set view center point in DCS to position entity in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 - select design bridges, pick precast or steel plate girder bridge type, choose starting station before dragging cursor to end location of bridge, employ asset card to change bridge type, Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Error Migrating a Sheet Metal Rule: 'The Material Referenced in the Sheet Metal Rule Could Not Be Located' - save material stored in part file to material library, migrate pre-2013-2014 Inventor materials to new material library, or migrate material library from Inventor 2013 to 2014, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Bulk Editing or Batch Renaming Saved Viewpoints in Navisworks - export viewports to be renamed, employ search, replace to append view name in XML file, replace all, then save XML, importing it back into saved viewpoints, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Apr 3, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

What's New in Revit Architecture 2015 - sketchy lines, anti-aliasing tools, ability to turn off/on hidden lines for entire view independently, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit Page - visit option to adjust convert element parameters, element ids, locate missing materials, choose between shared or internal coordinates for file aggregation, translate element properties, URLs, linked files in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Worksharing Display Modes - avoid workflow hurdles by choosing between checkout status, owners, worksets or model updates available in worksharing display command, Bill Wright, Duct Duct Pipe, Apr 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Linking a Revit Project for MEP - clean up architectural/structural files, employ standard start-up project file, reload newly created files, copy monitor levels, create views, add space, generate sheets to accommodate all levels in Revit, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, Apr 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Sheets Instead of Views in the RoomEditorApp - invoke RoomEditorApp export sheets command, display list of view sheets, select sheets to be exported, determine floor plan views displayed in selected sheets before picking categories to be exported in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 1 - task scheduler is installed with all versions of SolidWorks, understand menu options, task functions, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Use Shell Meshing for Thermal Studies - understanding 3 modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Navigation - 9 Model Orientation Shortcuts - hit space bar, ctrl+space bar to open orientation dialog, view selector cube, press ctrl, alt, shift along with middle mouse button to open various screen options in SolidWorks, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Instinctive Dimensioning - add or remove dimensions, constraints in SolidWorks sketch, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2D Simplification - open model, go to simulation tab to create higher resolution meshes without impact on solve time, Myles Bryning, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Create a Rod That Has Bends in 2 Directions - on one plane, create sketch of top profile, then create sketch of side profile on corresponding plane in Solid Edge, Cory Goulden, Design Fusion, Mar 31, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Why ArchiFM Has Gained Popularity - functionality, features, advantages of using ArchiFM, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more ArchiFM articles)

The Role of Associativity in Direct Modeling - all associated faces move when one face is moved, when part is changed, drawing, service assembly animation is updated, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Apr 1, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

New Pink Theme for AutoCAD 2015 - C# code, PRETTYINPINK command to enable new theme, adjust various parameters to support different color, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD: Manually Create an Install Log - open default temp folder to locate install log file, or browse registry editor, right click on Windows to open type installer, highlight installer to create install log file manually, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: File Loading - Security Concern - add drive to trusted paths in Autodesk software if custom Lisp routines are available, type TRUSTEDPATHS at command line when using executable files that contain code on other drives, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

AVR Glass - Autodesk Virtual Reality Glass in the Age of Cloud - user-friendly hardware allows designing in virtual reality, comes with Kinect Sensor, Wi-fi that logs into Autodesk 360 once it detects motion, limits single design session to maximum of 2 hours, available for $268, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Autodesk articlesvirtual reality articles)

To Calculate the 3D Area of Corridor Links - open drawing containing corridor, visit settings tab to expand quantity takeoff, commands, view compute takeoff options, select 3D for computation type before setting corridor properties in Civil 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

iLogic - Set Parameter MultiValue List - apply 'SetList' iLogic code to limit profile options based on window length in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 1, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sketched Symbols in Autodesk Inventor: Follow the Leader - drag symbol to its desired location to add leader from object to sketch symbol, double click on sketch symbol to uncheck visible option, else touch edge of balloon before filling out prompted text, Anthony Dull, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Enhanced Hidden Line Control and More - brief look at change related to Revit user name, view-specific changes to Revit: sketchy lines, anti-aliasing, Revit hidden lines control, Revision clouds, tags, Dan Stine, AECbytes, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

New Sketchy Lines in Revit 2015 - new section for 'sketchy lines' in graphics display options dialog box, functions of jitter, extension, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit Structure 2015 - New Reinforcement Tools - goal is to give RC detailer better set of tools for production of 2D RC drawings, accurate schedules, Autodesk Revit Structure, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Free Surface Modeling in Simulation CFD 2014 - model fluid volumes only, launch model into Sim CFD from tab in Inventor, apply materials, skip boundary conditions, add 'height of fluid' initial condition to reservoir fluid volume, Micro Concepts, Mar 31, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Aerodynamic Performance of a Stationary Bicycle - stationary bicycle doesn't experience any drag force, phenomenon is independent of orientation (angle) of bicycle, Richard Smith, Symscape, Mar 26, 2014 (more CFD articles)

How to Create a Material Database from Spreadsheet Data - employ spreadsheets to handle, store numerical data, apply LiveLink feature to transfer data edited in Excel to COMSOL Multiphysics, define exported data in any combination of units, set fitting expressions to data, Lars Gregersen, COMSOL Blog, Mar 31, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Annotation Scaling in Bentley MicroStation v8i - employ scale to manage size of text in relation to modified drawings, Peter Mann, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Link Data Between MicroStation and an Excel Spreadsheet - process of importing data from Microsoft Excel into MicroStation project, link files, update data in MicroStation table as changed in Excel source, Peter Mann, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Create the Best Design Through Optimization - conduct static study, select 'create new design study' to begin optimization process, click add variables option to open parameters box, test changes before setting parameter in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exploded Assembly Animations - visit ConfigurationManager, right click on exploded configuration to open option to animate explode or collapse assembly, else create motion study by utilizing existing exploded view in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Comparing Your Purchase & Licenses Shown on the SolidNetwork License (SNL) Manager, Pt 1 - standard licenses are important for foundation level of SolidWorks, while professional/premium licenses are considered as product that includes standard license, Rachael Hughes, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Direct Edit for Filling Cavities - create solid body that would fit in existing cavity in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Installation Instruction Using SolidWorks Composer - employ existing 3D design data to rapidly create, update high quality graphical assets in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Graphisoft Readies ArchiCAD for the Enterprise - Graphisoft press event in Tokyo, technology behind BIMcloud, BIM Server, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 1, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Solid Edge Windows Integration - Windows functionalities in Solid Edge: drag and drop, drag to select multiple, copy-paste, preview in Explorer, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Does ENOVIA Still Deliver the PLM Experience in the 3D Experience Era? - ENOVIA team plays key role in delivering on 3DExperience message, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 27, 2014 (more PLM articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Developer Documentation Changes - easier to locate most frequently accessed topics, centralized resource for developer documentation, improved classification, documentation filtering, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Resize Model Space Viewports - special note needs to be made that frame of model space viewports has 2 areas, adjust size of all intersecting viewport, add new model space viewport, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Refined Interface in AutoCAD 2015 - modern dark-themed interface includes ribbon, status bar, pallets, improved efficiency for accessing tools, command window stays docked when resizing window, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Calling Commands - 2 approaches for calling commands: subroutine, coroutine; 2 styles of command-calling need to be handled separately, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

SystemVariableEnumerator - New Class in AutoCAD 2015 - provides way to iterate over all of public system variables, get their names, data type, range, read-only status, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Audit API - New in AutoCAD 2015 - programmatically audit drawing file using new database API 'audit,' Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD LT 2015: Commands and Variables - list of new, updated, removed, replaced commands, system variables, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Connecting the Dots - 2015 Product Launch and BIM 360 - new BIM 360 toolbar in AutoCAD verticals helps 'Glue' latest version of model to cloud, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Taming Your Scripts in PLM 360 - moving workflow script to library script, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, Mar 21, 2014 (more PLM articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Consistent Reporting in AutoCAD Electrical Using (.set) Settings Files - open report format setup file to save report formats, click format button located in 'schematic and panel reports' dialog to select any .set file in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Game Assets Workflow - obtain referenced images before starting to model, select high/low poly version of model, unwrap low poly mesh, adjust cage, set up feature for baking, arrange tools for exporting materials in 3ds Max, Israel Uriel, AUGI Library, Mar 31, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials

AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Compatibility - choose save, export to AutoCAD, export to other software or install AutoCAD Civil 3D object enabler options to set compatibility between Civil 3D drawings, AutoCAD or other software, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

To Migrate Old AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects - right-click on projects collection located in prospector tab to migrate project from version 2007 or later, hit 'migrate pre-Civil 3D 2007 project' to migrate project from version 2006 or earlier, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Setting Up a .NET Project for AutoCAD Civil 3D - create new class library solution, project, add references, install base libraries, implement IExtensionApplication interface in main class before creating public method that is target of CommandMethod attribute, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Boring? - ability to link IFC, trim/extend multiple elements, family parameter order adjustment, tooltips for family parameters, Revit Rants, Mar 30, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 and IFC Linking - linking IFC file is faster than opening IFC file, linked IFC file behaves like linked Revit file, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit articles)

U-Shaped Winder Stairs in Revit - invoke stair command, apply L-shape stair tool to create U-shape winder stair, maintain one-tread-width gap between 2 runs before joining them with landing in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Category Analysis with and without Python - create project parameter manually, add check marks to all categories, iterate over project parameter bindings, list built-in category enumeration name, underlying integer value for binding project parameter in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How I Remove Seams from Mass and AC Revolve Surfaces and Solids in Revit - join solids with another solid, apply small void cylinder to cut surfaces with void in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Schedules - Adding Color and Calculated Values - create calculated value, conditional format to add additional color for design check, generate parameter in Revit, Bill Wright, Duct Duct Pipe, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Associate Text to Views in Inventor - add leader, select object edge in view, right-click to delete leader, else choose sketch, view attached with text, pick create sketch option before adding edges in view, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Sheet Metal Enhancements - improved orientation control in flat pattern, prompt message when deleting flat pattern, A-side definition command, multi-select/deselect points to punch, cut normal in cut command to project selected profile onto surface, Australian CAD Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Setting Component Materials Upon Import in Autodesk Inventor - employ open command to open standard.ipt template file, select material before saving file in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Drawing Enhancements for SW2014 - new view palette allows adding multiple instances of view, replace model command replaces existing model with different model, set annotations to uppercase, attach existing notes to drawing views, fix view label behavior, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features - importance of selecting right entities like sketch, sketch object, edge, face when defining features in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Routing Component Wizard - create custom piping routing components pertaining to fabricated pipe runs in SolidWorks, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Demo - License Tracking - application of license tracking tools like search cards, reports, historical license in SolidWorks EPDM, Ron Grover, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles

Review HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation - portable workstation with 27" screen, ability to add second monitor via display port, Intel Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro 4000M GPU, 16GB RAM, price starts from $2449, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 27, 2014 (more HP workstation reviews)

Recover API - New API in AutoCAD 2015 - document collection class has new API AppContextRecoverDocument, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: New Tab, Create Page - create page is displayed by default, divided into 3 columns: get started, recent documents, connect, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Text Align Dynamically - TEXTALIGN command works on both MTEXT, DTEXT, uses text object's insertion point, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

An Overview of the Features, Tools, and Changes in AutoCAD 2015 - classic custom interface removed, LINESMOOTHING system variable added, improved graphics during, after object creation, model space viewport controls, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Purge Command Enhancements - PURGE command has 'automatically purge orphaned data' checkbox to remove all orphaned DGN linetype data, Volker Cocco, Without a Net, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Improved Graphics - smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Mtext Enhancements - transparent background when hardware acceleration is enabled, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2015 - Style Import - select style dialog to select style from list box, limit list of styles to those matching search term entered, modify list of source files from which styles are shown in list box, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Put a Mask on That Symbol - type ATTDEF at command prompt to open attribute definition dialog box, double-click on attribute text, open text formatting editor for setting background mask in AutoCAD drawing, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Catalog Browser - Where's the Symbol? - mapping symbol to catalog record in AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Importing FBX Files in to 3DS Max - click on Revit icon to display application tools, select export, FBX to save 3D view as FBX file, open 3ds Max, pick application button to import file, change file type, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 28, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Hello AutoCAD Civil 2015, Pt 1 - new file tab dashboard, dark display color scheme, enhanced corridor modeling features, design criteria files, profile advancements, availability of corridor point code label, fresh Autodesk 360 ribbon, view ribbon look, Tony Carcamo, Tony's Civil 3D World, Mar 27, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Using the AutoCAD Civil 3D Object Enabler for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Object Data - support of AutoCAD list, erase commands on civil objects, snap points on civil objects, grip editing of labels, support for display of certain types of civil objects in AutoCAD object properties palette, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

My Top 10 Civil 3D Pet Peeves - viewports are not locked, messing with data shortcut .xml files, application of non-annotative text, blocks, all OSNAP options are turned on, show lineweight option is turned on, extreme corridor assembly insertion frequency, Envision CAD, Mar 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Next Bit of Gherkin - create black bands that spiral around outer skin in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Gravity in Revit - select vertical, slope following part, nest parts in adaptive family, form adaptive components, mix adaptive point with joint point to create family that can be hung on any sloped ceilings, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Sloped Floor - edit sketch of floor, define one line slope to generate floor with single slope, else employ slope arrow or shape edit command, implement SlabShapeEditor class to avail shape edit functionality in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding New Materials from List Enhancements - implement code to check surPattern, cutPattern variables for 'N/A values' before trying to retrieve materials for them in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Vault 2015 SDK - 'edited out of turn' enhancement, item BOM updates, Vault 2012 clients are no longer compatible, Vault 2013 and 2104 clients are compatible with Vault 2015 server, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 28, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 - What's New? Revit Gets Loads of Love - editing workflow enhancements, new Vault status modifier, new filter in Inventor, items and BOMs enhancements, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 28, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 Licensing Error - uninstall old license manager, restart server, make copy of debug.log, license file, delete old network license manager install folders, install latest version, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 31, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Predicting Injection Pressure with SolidWorks Plastics - build model, set up analysis with defined set of parameters, check injection pressure, clamping force limit in SolidWorks, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PLC I/O Wire Numbering in SolidWorks Electrical - create new PLC mark, add manufacturing marks, circuits information, insert PLC before adding wires in circuit, launch formula manager to edit formula so that terminal information appears on wires, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Build a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbol in symbol editor, ensure top left pin is on origin, apply appropriate circuit type, set connection points as incoming/outgoing, add attributes before making symbol ready for projects, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Synchronizing Selections Between SolidWorks and COMSOL Multiphysics - assign materials for components in SolidWorks design to synchronize selections with COMSOL Multiphysics model or employ COMSOL Selections window in SolidWorks to set up own selections, Lorant Olasz, COMSOL Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles, SolidWorks articles)

ST7 Sneak Peek: New Measure Tools - upcoming Solid Edge version to have improved measurement tool, ability to save measurements as variables, measure volume of solid body, common origin measurement, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 27, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Creating a Circular Shaped Drawing Frame - place drawing on layout, add circle in appropriate position, click on edge of drawing before selecting 'offset all edges' option to shrink boundary inside circle, Ken Good, Cadimage, Mar 28, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk 2015 - new tab page, ribbon galleries in AutoCAD 2015, direct modeling tools in Inventor 2015, visualization tools in Revit 2015, corridor modeling enhancements in Civil 3D 2015, Synergis, Mar 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

What's New in Autodesk Simulation Products for 2015 - decoupled design scenarios, advanced turbulence models, microchip encapsulation, enhanced speed, accuracy with Linux support, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Scotty, Mtext Me Up - new Mtext editor in AutoCAD 2015 comes with fully transparent interface, matching objects properties, enhanced caps lock feature, bullets option, superscript, subscript access, contextual tool tips to provide better idea on tool functionality, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 - What's New - workspace dropdown has been turned off in QAT, new block galleries, tools on reorganized ribbon tab, cursor enhanced to provide contextual feedback, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 is Here - What's New - new tab button, animated help, new color schemes, new selection look, lasso selection, cursor badges, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 for Developers - dark theme, new tab page, enhanced command preview, improved point cloud capabilities, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Introducing AutoCAD 2015 - modern dark theme interface, new animated arrows to help locate tools, lasso selection offers more flexibility for selection objects, enhancements to geographic location functionality, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Design Every Detail with AutoCAD 2015 - refined interface, ability to format text within drawing, AutoCAD is now available through desktop subscription plan, In the Fold, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD LT 2015: We Lasso the New Features - old classic workspace is not available, preview galleries, new line smoothing variable, offers more visual feedback than previous versions, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

ACA 2015 - New Look - '+' tool to add new layout, ability to add workspace selection drop-down tool to QAT, galleries added, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

What's New in AutoCAD MEP 2015 - new tab option, enhanced project navigator, ability to roll back to previous version of file, CADline, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

What's New in Navisworks 2015 - 2D quantification tools, 3D quantification improvements, rendering enhancements, ReCap/point cloud improvements, Dwane Lindsey, Navisworks/BIM 360 InfoCenter, Mar 27, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD DWG Files Unexpectedly Increase in File Size - run DgnLsPurge.dll to purge DGN objects with DGNPURGE command, employ AcDgnLS.dbx file to keep DGN objects from propagating to new files, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

DWG File Saves as TMP Extension in AutoCAD - try saving file with QSAVE command, check network location permissions with user, set folder options, clean temporary files, disable anti-virus or test server connection speed, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Cursor/Crosshair Angle - invoke SNAPANG command, set current angle, adjust normal rotation by setting angle to 0 in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

What's New in Inventor 2015 - improved engineering design tools, 14 new freeform tools, constraint tools, settings, improved start up, learning experience, CADline, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2015 - What's New - application options dialog box is now resizable, sketch tab are always available, performance improvement in wrap to surface/face, new constraint tools, settings, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2015 - parametric direct editing, freeform tools, large assembly express mode, AutoCAD Electrical catalogue add-in, point cloud enhancements, Australian CAD Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Released - What's New, T-Splines - direct edit feature combined with T-Spline freeform bodies provides incredibly powerful hybrid modeler, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Sketching Tips & Tricks - generate offset workplane quickly, create work feature with sketch geometry in Inventor, split feature to adjust geometry, set constraints, geometric relationships, sketch blocks in AutoCAD, Mike Thomas, AUGI Library, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

Inventor Tube & Pipe Wish List, Pt 1 - avoid fixing 'fitting to fitting' connections on both pipe ends, resize/replace fitting to solve error, apply connect fittings command to reconnect to rest of assembly, select elbow, pipe segment in Inventor, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Mar 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Making Better Perspective Images in Autodesk Inventor - hold ctrl, shift, F3 in perspective mode, left click to view depth change in Inventor, Mark Flayler, Design Engineering, Mar 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in Revit 2015 - enhanced structural analytical model, option to link IFC, family parameter order adjustment, different reinforcement presentation for rebar set in each view, CADline, Mar 27, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Determine If the an Revit Element in a Shared Model is Owned by the Current User - apply WorkSetTable.GetWorkSet() method to obtain workset information, compare work set owner with Revit current user name, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Mar 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer Custom BOM Table - configure BOM columns in Composer, switch from Composer properties to meta properties to add/ remove columns or change names of columns in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Weldments - Structural Member Corners - access structural member command to open corner treatment panel, adjust groups, trim order to set all tubes in SolidWorks, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get Right to the Point with Measure - select point to point in measure command, pick 2 locations that represent arbitrary points to obtain straight line point to point measurement between selections in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PDM Workgroup - Ownership Release for Multiple Files - ensure if current users have checked in, released ownership of files, set Vault admin tool to validate on restart, discontinue PDM Workgroup Windows service, keep backup of Vault data folder, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The 10 Golden Rules of Solid Modeling - make base feature symmetric, use relationships, don't apply too many fillets or chamfers in sketch, create drafts as early as possible in Solid Edge, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 26, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Color Maps, Vectors, Streamlines, Action - learning about surface color map, volume color map, vector, streamlines visualization methods, Richard Smith, Symscape, Mar 26, 2014 (more CFD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 in Two Minutes - new dark theme in UI, tab launch page, system variable LINESMOOTHING is available to control anti-aliasing of most objects, extended command previews, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015? - darker theme, selection improvements, tuning for visible performance improvements, palettes have smaller form factorability to preview command outcomes, Melanie Perry, BLAUGI, Mar 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Managing the Application Manager - application manager settings are stored in plain text file, change settings by editing .ini file in text editor, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 - Hot Off the Press - online comments in DWG drawings can now be used for locally stored DWG drawings, option to include map data inside DWG drawings, picture menu for block inserts, easier adding layouts, direct links from command help into ribbon, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

CAD: Helpful Thumbnails from the Dark Side - dark theme, improvement of style selection for blocks, enhanced help, The Kung Fu Drafter, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 - 3 new commands to modify balloons, enhanced BOM, parts list dialog boxes, more control over appearance of welding symbols, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

Fatal Error While Opening AutoCAD - reset program, rebuild user profile in Windows, uninstall, reinstall .NET, clear digital signatures before uninstalling, reinstalling application, turn off hardware acceleration, update drivers for video card to address problem, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Publishing 2D Assets from AutoCAD - employ Factory Design Suite 2015 to identify, publish blocks of AutoCAD drawing as factory assets, invoke ribbon command, click on create assets option to create 2D assets, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Open Containing Folder Throws Exception - open design data folder in Windows Explorer to navigate to subdirectory in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Civil 3D Multi-View Blocks - changes view direction by switching between 2D, 3D version, allows creating custom multi-view block symbology to accommodate design needs, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Mar 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2014: How to Import Styles and Settings - invoke IMPORTSTYLESANDSETTINGS command, select DWT or DWG file, click on open to view list of styles, uncheck styles that is to be overwritten, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Customized .NET Report in Civil 3D Doesn't Use 'Report Settings' - apply drawing ambient setting to set precision, units for custom .NET report in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Change Object Line Pattern in Revit - modify door swing projection line to dashed line, open visibility/graphic overrides to change properties in project level, visit manage tab to create line pattern, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Cannot Get BindingMap of a Family Document - employ appropriate overload of AddParameter method to add shared parameter via binding map in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Advocate for Internet Access for CAD Tools - avoid CAD conundrum by accommodating client requests, explaining CAD department's needs, handling CAD tools productively while allowing CAD users access FTP, remote workstations, EDM/PDM systems, cloud based services, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 26, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Conduct Usability Studies for CAD/BIM - record audio/video segments of hands-on software in order to design better training tools, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 26, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

SolidWorks Rx - employ tool to diagnose issues, perform SolidWorks aware system maintenance, capture, review problems in SolidWorks, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Mar 26, 2014  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Derivative Design Using Save As - save both part, existing 2D drawing as new files while retaining link between two new documents, archive files by specifying new part names in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Virtual Sharps in Your Dimensioning Workflow - activate smart dimension tool, right-click on desired entities, select 'find intersection' from menu before clicking other entity that creates intersection in SolidWorks, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks External References - right-click on jaw in feature tree to view list of external references of part, select unlock to update part, lock references to halt update process in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2014  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Thermal Analysis: SolidWorks Flow Simulation vs Simulation Pro - Flow Sim builds model faster for medium to very complex models while Sim Pro Thermal works faster for simple models; Flow Sim is expensive compared to Sim Pro Thermal, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

EPDM - Version Free Variables - set variable options before updating variable without checking file, avail user/group folder permissions to modify version free variables in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

There's a CAMWorks for Solid Edge - fully integrated into Solid Edge, CAMWorks utilizes feature-based machining to allow for rapid tool path generation, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Mar 25, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

CAD Standards Should be Vague - tendency to overdo CAD standards creates maintenance issue, create rule-of-thumb for standards, avoid assigning specific solutions for specific problems, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 25, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

What's New in ArchiCAD 17 and Revit 2014? - ArchiCAD 17: workflow improvements, boost in directly accessible GDL content for ArchiCAD users; Revit 2014: platform, architectural, MEP features, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles, Revit articles)

Monochromatic Models in ArchiCAD  - using renovation filters properly, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 25, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Exa: Strong End to FY14 - Optimistic for FY15 - Q4 revenue was $15.2 million, license revenue was $12 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 25, 2014 (more CFD articles)

What's New in 3ds Max 2015 - accelerated viewport performance, populate enhancements, active shade, better scene management, quad chamfer, placement tools, ShaderFX features, CADline, Mar 25, 2014 (more 3ds max articles)

10 AutoCAD Temporary Override Keys - hold shift, shift+A, shift+X to toggle orthogonal, OSNAP, polar mode, press shift+S, shift+D keys to activate snap enforcement, disable all snapping, tracking respectively in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Record Revival in PLM 360 - create new view, give it descriptive name, check box in lower right corner to show deleted records, save, enable this view, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Mar 25, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Changing Multiple Surface Styles in Civil 3D - select top level of surfaces in prospector, apply ctrl+ pick function to pick surfaces to be changed, launch surface styles menu to set required style, Graham Riddleston, Cadline, Mar 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Realistic View and the Drive Function in Civil 3D - activate realistic view before entering drive function, or apply drive function followed by viewport controls, select 2D wireframe from list in Civil 3D, Geoff Woodhead, Cadline, Mar 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Model Builder in InfraWorks 360 - type address or zoom to any area where model is to be created, enter model name, select Autodesk 360 group associated with account to allow InfraWorks locate surface, imagery, roads, highways, Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Blog, Mar 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2015 - catalog browser, AutoCAD Electrical mobile app, PDF publish with hyperlinks, new commands for cut, copy, paste, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 New Features, Pt 2 - PDF output with hyperlinks, terminal export, report table styles, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Importing the AutoCAD Title Block to Inventor - explode title block, select old attributes that is to be replaced by Inventor iProperties, scale block according to sheet size, add fields to title block, finish sketch before saving file, Dave Breiner, Synergis, Mar 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

An Easier Method to Handle Missing Flat Pattern Views on Your IDW's - open sheet metal part, switch to flat pattern view, apply rebuild all command located in manage tab to recreate flat pattern model in Inventor, Brendan’s Inventor Blog, Brendan Henderson, Mar 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Model Archive Using eTransmit Addin - include Revit linked models in addition to .dwg linked files or keynote files as part of transmit, allow setup to detach Revit file during archiving process, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Visible Categories from a Set of Views - implement category equality comparer class that considers 2 categories as same if their element id is equal, apply CategoryCollector to collects distinct categories from all elements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 25, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Did You Know You Can Modify the SolidWorks Heads-Up View Toolbar - expand options button, click customize to select commands, scroll to standards view to drag, drop standard view icons on heads-up view toolbar, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sheet Metal - Flat Pattern Displays a Bent Part - select flatten tool to unsuppress flat-pattern feature, de-select flatten tool to bend part in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Black Box Symbol - select 'insert black box' icon to generate black box symbol, save it to symbol library once created in SolidWorks, John Lieber, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Replace Entity and Sketch Numeric - activate sketch numeric input to automatically generate dimensions of sketch, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - GoConvertPDF Utility - automate process of converting MS Office files to PDF, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The NBS BIM Ecosystem - provides solutions to industry information problems by extending system to global market, prepares brief based on RIBA plan of work, employs NBS, develops specification, generates coordinated drawings, schedules, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Mar 7, 2014 (more AEC articles)

NX Quick Tips - Rib Construction  - discusses rib construction techniques available in NX9, John Baker, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014 (more NX tutorials)

Copy AutoCAD Groups Between Drawings - invoke XREF command to attach drawing with groups, apply insert option to bind drawing in AutoCAD, Justin Doughty, CADline, Mar 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Introduction to Autodesk Showcase - open any popular CAD file extensions, transfer files, pick scenery, adjust viewing angle, background, scene in real-time, invoke lightning command to transform digital designs into interactive walk-throughs, Ruben Cabreros, Hagerman & Company Blog, Mar 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

InfraWorks 360: Share Your Models on iPad and Browser - tips for optimizing model or scenario for application in mobile/web, scenarios in InfraWorks 360 viewer, hidden options to enhance scenario publishing, Markus Briglmeir, BIMagination, Mar 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D articlesAutodesk 360 articles)

Uninstalling Your Autodesk Design Suite - Did You Know There's a Tool for It? - open Autodesk Factory Design Suite Uninstaller, check products to uninstall, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Use Inventor's Bend Part Command - extrude standard part at desired length, add sketch to top surface of extrusion, project edges into sketch, create part that is curved to desired angle in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Suppressing All Chamfer or Fillets with iLogic - obtain part document, definition, iterate each feature before suppressing it in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Circular Tub Through Sheet Metal in Autodesk Inventor  - active sheet metal defaults, specify thickness of sheet manually, create new sketch over XY plane, take project of Y axis before converting projected line into centerline, apply constraints to position geometry, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Scheduling a Family on a Per Room Basis - enable ‘room calculation point’ option of family that is to be scheduled, select schedules/quantities option to create schedule, go to schedule properties dialog box to choose room, furniture options in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Filled Regions and DWG Exports - delete/hide filled regions before exploding, change filled regions to solid fill, avoid using component families with nested annotation in Revit MEP, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Another Balloon Tip Implementation - employs self-contained class named NotifyBox to discuss simple balloon, warning balloon, balloon from another thread commands in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Copy & Paste Levels in Revit - apply copy to clipboard tool, select ‘aligned to picked levels’ option to copy levels from one project to another in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Hidden Commands - These are the Commands You’re Looking For - press ctrl+T to flatten out features of feature manager design tree, hit ‘A’ key to switch entities from line to arc, hold ctrl key to create insertion point, adjust dimensions, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Mar 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get Connected with Loop Selection - select edge, allow fillet tool to propagate around feature, choose to add another fillet or drag cut feature above fillet, apply ‘select loop’ option to change edge selection method in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Rigid Body Groups in Motion - create rigid groups to effectively remove insignificant mates in SolidWorks, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Mar 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Do I Make a Decal? - click on DisplayManager to select ‘view decals’ icon, right-click on blank area to add decal, browse image that is to be turned into decal, mask image before saving decal in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Mar 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Advanced Sketch - dissolve text into sketch lines in order to create solid feature in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 1 - apply configurations to control parameters like dimensions, tolerance, sketch relations in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 2 - understanding feature to create, display variations of models at same time in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 3 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Model-Based System Engineering - Beyond Spreadsheets - software features include: diagram creation, allocation/model/data libraries and tables, customizable design rules checker, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 20, 2014 (more engineering articles)

15 Advantages of Using BIM - reduce errors, omissions in design phase, improves collaboration during construction phase, enhances organizational image, reduces rework, VisualARQ, Mar 12, 2014 (more AEC articles)

More CADCAM Wizards for GW Calculator: ID Turn and Facing - advantages: faster and simpler, more optimal, can be easily converted into estimate for quotation, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Mar 21, 2014 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD 2015 System Requirements - additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds, 3D modeling, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Switching Layers Automatically in AutoCAD - create new palette tab to place commands, add linear dimension command to new tool palette, drag dimension to new palette before setting tool properties, current layer, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Clean Up Your AutoCAD Drawing with the JOIN Command - convert multiple contiguous objects into one in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Reading Values Through the PropertyManager - set ImageInfo for category glyph properties, image type for thumbnails, employ HasListValues property on PropertyDefintion to check if property is picklist or not in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 21, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Scripting Secrets in PLM 360 - go to workspace 'sequencers,' create new item filled with rules, create new action script, add 'sequenceOperator' to script, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, Mar 21, 2014 (more PLM articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Trimming Tin Surfaces with Data Clip - move data clip action prior to creation of surface, adjust order by moving add boundary to top before rebuilding surface, save drawing in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Use Multi-View Blocks - It Depends on Your Point of View - incorporate multi-view blocks into Civil 3D designs to automatically display 2D or 3D variation when appropriate, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Mar 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Tip 003 Angled Work Plane - apply 'angle to plane around edge' method to create plane, select plane followed by axis before forming angled work plane without employing solid geometry in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Option 'Open Express' is Grayed for an Inventor Assembly - check if assembly file has migrated to 2014 version, status of express, graphics mode, enable option by migrating file to 2014 version, switching to performance or quality mode, or by restarting Inventor, CADforum, Mar 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Scope Boxes and Plan Regions - associate datum elements with scope box, access visibility control of other views to display Revit scope box, employ plan region tool to set custom view range for area in plan, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Mar 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Revit Utilities: Customizing the View Setup Tool - generate views based on phases, view templates by selecting views to be created, add text parameter associated to views, provide required information in view template to add different view names, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Generic Collections with Filters and Forms - employ FrmSelectViews to select plan views to export in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Back Against the Wall - creating wall-based panel families in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printing: Real Tools Please - 3D software vendors like SpaceClaim, Autodesk, Materialise are adding more tools to better support process of 3D printing, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 24, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printing File Management - avoid using special characters in any file names or paths, store printer specific files conveniently, tray file allows user to reprint entire tray, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, Mar 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Exposing Variables in Solid Edge and Its Applications - exposing variable, pulling draft file in callout, exposing length, width, height variables for each of box part files in air handling unit, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Design Optimization Using Excel Solver - driving Solid Edge part from Excel spreadsheet, using Excel Solver add-in for design optimization in Solid Edge, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks RX Tool - visit diagnostic, system maintenance, problem capture tabs inside RX tool to check diagnostic information about computer, clean up temporary files, record problem capture, or run benchmark test, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Sketch Auto-Scale - functionality makes sketching faster, efficient while requiring less user interaction, concentrate on getting sketch entities proportioned about right relative to each other without worrying about zoom perspective, actual size of entities, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Electrical: Creating a Motorized Conveyor System - consider scenario where mechanical, electrical engineer work together on project, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 1 - working with assembly sketches in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 2 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Converting a Solid Part to a SheetMetal Part - step by step procedure to convert solid bodies into sheet metal, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - Radial Engine - advantage of using single modeling environment for taking sketch layout from 2D, 2D motion to 3D, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Aras PLM Vision 2014+ - Aras aims to offer PLM Platform with solid core functionality with built-in ability to be extended by customers, partners, includes upgrade services as part of subscription service, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 20, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Cloud Computing - A Few Things to Think About - pros: easy to access, update, no large investments needed; cons: access to files is dependent on internet access of client, host, security issues, Richard Williams, Engineering.com, Mar 20, 2014 (more cloud articles)

5 Ways 3D Visualization is Building the Future - helps in next generation of construction, 3D printing, automotive design, airports remodeling with minimal downtime, supermarket design, Eric Hoover, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Direction Dependent Selection Method - 3 options are available; selection method is used depending on direction user draws selection window in ArchiCAD, Ken Good, Cadimage, Mar 21, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Quick Tip: Illuminated Displays in KeyShot - KeyShot, Mar 19, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

Bluebeam Tip: Show All Measurements in Estimating Take-Off - manage columns, check off fields, select 'show all measurements' in properties of measurement or in custom measurement item in tool set, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

Autodesk Talks to Architosh about Octane Cloud Workstation: Autodesk Edition at Amazon - technology basics, client side requirements, real-time performance of Octane Render on OTOY's Octane Cloud Workstation, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 20, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Exporting to DXF Tips - click on tools drop down located in save drawing dialog, choose options, snap DXF options tab to pick 'select options' or save thumbnail preview image in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dimensions in ACA - create dimensions on layouts rather than model space, apply dynamic input to enter precise value, set AEC dimension style to objects, convert AutoCAD dimension to AEC dimension in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

How to Modify Door/Window Assembly - go to content browser to insert door/window assembly, change width of entrance door frame, employ design tool catalog to select door style, pick host cell to add infill dialog box displays in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

5 Hidden Surfacing Tools in Autodesk Inventor - employ solid tools to create surfaces, move 'replace face' tool to main panel, loft profile directly to single point to create domed surface, invoke move bodies command, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Assembly Constraint Analysis - click on show using show tool to view all constraints available on part, apply 'degree of freedom analysis' tool to open table that will show parts in assembly, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding New Materials from List Updated - employ filtered element collectors to access document materials, provide RGB arguments to color constructor, apply element ids to set material surface, cut patterns in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip: Strip Down Model for Sharing - remove floor plans, details, title blocks that is not to be shared with model in Revit, The Revit Kid, Mar 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Distorted Topographic Surfaces in Revit - insert values to eastings, northings, height columns while creating surface from imported survey points file, specify units to complete surface object once import process completes, Dennis Collin, CADline, Mar 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

2014 Thin Client Issue - workaround to solve issue of 'file details' display in Vault, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 20, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

VP 2014 Job Processor Error:Index (Zero Based) Must be Greater Than or Equal to Zero and Less Than the Size of the Argument List - ask user to check file back in, then resubmit job or log in as admin in Vault, remove reservation on file, then resubmit job, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 20, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation Approach - optimizes surface temperature at grill, studies air-flow temperatures within grill, allows setting up external flow simulation, defining materials like granite, steel casing, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Forgotten Features: Smart Components - place components in assembly, go to tools, select 'make smart component' option to select components, features to be included in smart component, combine mate references with smart components to simplify design process, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Working Across the Network vs Working Locally - check work process every time file is opened across network, reference files from local machine drive before copying files to local hard drive, employ SolidWorks EPDM to maintain backup of data when used locally, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Intelligent Search Options for Manufacturing - search description bracket by date of approval, locate parts that have material specified, check brackets by going through 'rib' feature in SolidWorks EPDM, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Pass the SolidWorks Exam - discussing proctor, test making methods, SolidWorks modeling best practices, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Converting Multibody to Weldment  - understand application of multibody part created with normal features, convert bodies to weldment members with cut-list in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sheet Metal, Search Commands in SolidWorks - tips to search commands, options, feature tree, method to turn imported body into sheet metal, create new sheet metal file, develop cuts in flat in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Introducing Jack and Jill: Your (Free) Virtual Factory Employees - Siemens PLM's Tecnomatix Jack software comes preloaded with library of common factory equipment, office furniture, can import 3D objects in neutral formats, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Mar 19, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

SpaceClaim Adds Support for 3D Printing - SpaceClaim 2014 SP1 offers 'STL Prep for 3D printing' module that helps repair printing problems, modify STL, CAD files, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 19, 2014 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Explore 3D Models with BIMx - features of BIMx: BIMx hyper models, 2D, 3D conversion, real-time 3D cutaway function, navigation speed, markers, cloud connection, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Feb 26, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Revit vs ArchiCAD: Making the Right Choice When Shifting to BIM - snap tools of ArchiCAD provide better accuracy than those of Revit; Revit is not able to support curved grid systems, has hidden settings, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles, Revit articles)

Solibri Model Checker Version 9: Quality Assurance at Your Fingertips - enhanced checklist, information provision, faster, simpler issue handling, easy admission, management, improved rule systems, cloud-based licensing, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Mar 19, 2014 (more Solibri articles)

Lost in (Paper) Space - employ paper space to arrange viewports of varied size or shape, multiple viewports to display same model or different parts of model, check properties of new 'TILEMODE OFF' in AutoCAD, Colin Wright, My CAD Site, Feb 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD paper space tutorials)

Displaying Under Ground Piping in AutoCAD Plant 3D - employ box or plate to represent grade, create viewport for both below, above grade items, overlay viewports, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Mar 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Syncing Settings Using Autodesk 360 - ensure if support path file naming is consistent with cloud, local settings, avoid migrating settings between different software releases, select settings before syncing, Kate Ming, Ideate, Mar 19, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Section View from Model Work Plane in Inventor - obtain workplanes in assembly model, sketch non-projected line on top of projected line to create drawing view, click on 'get model sketches' to make section lines visible, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Place iLogic Component - apply tool to pick part or assembly file, place it into assembly before setting required parameters in file, David Gate, CADline, Mar 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Non-Hosted Families from Hosted Versions - place family instance in drawing area, open new Revit file from no template, link family instance model into new file, open coordination settings to set 'copy type' to families to be hacked, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Mar 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Manufacturer Content - Lighting - start with non-hosted lighting family, nest into hosted template to allow usage of Photometric web definition, include proper material, employ type catalogs instead of creating individual families in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault Missing File Version Numbers - basic rules of purging to determine if file version is to be purged or retained in Vault, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 19, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Attaching and Linking Files in the Vault - select file, pick paperclip icon before clicking on attach to browse for file, press ok to associate file for future reference in Vault, Chris Turner, CADline, Mar 19, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Dell Precision M4800 - 15" display, Core i7-4800MQ CPU, ideal for 3D CAD, AMD FirePro M5100 Mobility Pro GPU, 8GB RAM, priced extremely competitively, AEC Magazine, Mar 19, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 - 15.5" display, built-in X-Rite Pantone color calibrator, Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M GPU, spill-resistant, ergonomic keyboard with numeric keypad, AEC Magazine, Mar 19, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Machining Process Drawings in SolidWorks - open new part file, insert original model as first feature, construct block of material larger than part, set configurations after completing new part in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Obtain Pin Slip Force in SolidWorks Simulation - apply 'on flat faces' fixture to move pin by fixed distance, employ 'list results force' to extend force required to make pin slip afterwards in SolidWorks, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Make Only Your Company's Drawing Sizes Available in SolidWorks - accept any sheet format, save it to desktop folder, go to file location options to change location of 'sheet formats' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A New Way to Communicate Concept Designs - enable non-photorealistic options on render tools tab to, tick contour/cartoon rendering before picking cartoon style, choose outline only, cartoon shading or cartoon shading with outline options in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Visualizing Results on Full Model of Analysis Using Symmetry - right click on plot, edit definition, select 'display symmetric results' from advanced options window to view results on full model in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Text Font 101 - sketch text, modify font, position sketch in 3D model using construction lines, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical - Using the Archive and Unarchive Function - different options, areas related to SolidWorks Electrical's archive functions, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Solid Edge Sensors: Orifice Plate - setup surface area sensor, specify sensor parameters, limits, experiment with orifice dimensions, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 18, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

3D Printer Round Up - 3D printers for creating architectural models: MakerBot Replicator, 3D Systems ProJet 660, MCOR Iris, EOS Formiga P110, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2014 - Tekla Structures 20, ColorByNumber plug-in for Revit, BIM-integrated EcoDesigner STAR tool by Graphisoft, Sefaira plug-in, Kenesto's project collaboration, workflow management solution, BIMreview V7, Orthograph app, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Taking BIM Mobile - challenges that construction companies face while adopting mobile technology, embracing collaborative workflows, BIM to improve information sharing to achieve true end-to-end asset visibility, Iain Miskimmin, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

The Digital Object - defining BIM object, benefits of representing manufacturers' products as BIM components, Stefan Larson of BIMobject, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

BIM in Landscape Architecture - BIM helps work in multiple programs, files simultaneously, facilitates collaboration; reasons why landscape architects are not using BIM, Lauren Schmidt, Land 8, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2014: Dynamic Blocks - draw rectangle to represent beam, open block definition dialog box to name block, insert base point, go to block authoring palette to add parameters, actions, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Optimizing Your Way of Drawing - select edit aliases option, scroll to bottom to pick 'user-defined command aliases' section to overwrite default alias, open up customize UI dialogue to set custom command buttons in AutoCAD, Joseph Nelson, CAD Notes, Mar 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using DIMPOST in a LISP Routine - employ LISP statements to reset alternative/primary dimension prefix, suffix in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Call Plug-in within Application of .NET Control - load plug-in before calling relevant method of plug-in, ensure that .NET control application loads explicitly in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 19, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Road Widening Using AutoCAD Civil 3D .NET API - understand working of OffsetAlignmentInfo.AddWidening() API in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Help - I've Lost My Autodesk Inventor Feature Browser - go to Inventor view tab to locate UI icon, click on UI icon to check browser option in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Storing Revit Add-in Settings - store project specific files in RVT document located in extensible storage via Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Annotation Scale - check 'use annotation scale for single line fittings' option to turn on parameter that each fitting or accessory contains in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Titleblocks with Revit - employ text, labels, images to create titleblocks in Revit, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Mar 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Minimizing Pressure Drop in Cast and Molded Parts - smart optimization technology, adjoint solver, quickly iterates towards optimal solution, solve typical Navier-Stokes equations to determine baseline solution, solve, converge auxiliary field equation, determine sensitivity gradient, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, Mar 18, 2014 (more CFD articles)

6 Things to Consider Before Switching Turbulence Model - poor CFD results could be due to poor CFD results, mesh elements, insufficient mesh resolution in critical flow regions, unconverged results, second order difference scheme, Richard Smith, Symscape, Mar 18, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Save Each Sheet as Its Own Drawing, or Combine Multiple Drawings into a Multi-Sheet Drawing - switch between methods to manage drawing files in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Weldment Cut List Explained  - difference between weldment cut list, bill of material with weldment part inside assembly, Tony Riggs of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Physical Threads - add threads to part models for use in 3D printing, CAM programming, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP Zbook 14 - 14" full HD IPS panel, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU with clock speed of 2.1-3.3GHz, AMD FirePro M4100 GPU, well built with exceptional serviceability, ideal for truly mobile CAD but limited to small assembly modeling, Develop 3D, Mar 17, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

In 2014 SP1, SpaceClaim Preps 3D Printing, Reviews Through the Cloud - 2 significant add-ons have been added: STL Prep for 3D printing ($1200), SpaceClaim LiveReview (free for now), Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 18, 2014 (more SpaceClaim articles)

How-to: Setting Up a Job in Mastercam Mill-Turn - complete list of settings in job setup dialog box, sync operations using sync manager, perform machine simulation, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more Mastercam articles)

Object of the Week - model curtain track with fabric drapes in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Mar 18, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Which 3D Modeling Tools are Best to Use for Concept Design? - users can start with 2D concept model, use it as basis of 3D model, direct modeling tools help leverage all types of available legacy data, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 17, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

How to Re-Size a Pipe Cross-Section on an Exaggerated Scale Without Thinking - determine scale factor using SCALE command in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2014: Grip Editing - access multiple editing functions via grip, go to menu to select base point followed by central intersection of window bars, choose rotate option to set rotating angle, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: How to Add New Pipes to Pressure Pipe Catalogs - add new catalogs, pipes through content catalog editor, save new pressure pipe catalogs, click import button to start creation of new pipe, specify pipe type, model properties for new part, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Mar 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Add Windows and Corner Windows - open windows option in tool palette, locate casement tool to start insertion of windows, set parameters of new windows before insertion in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Adding Just the Toolbars to the New Interface - access CUI dialog box, customize workspace, add required toolbars, load toolbars using transfer tab in AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Autodesk Vault 2014 - Command Line Workspace Sync Works - employ workspace synchronization tool to allow Vault analyze local workspace, update or remove recent files from Vault workspace, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 17, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Extract or Recreate an Individual NWC File from an NWD - open NWD in Navisworks, go to selection tree to select branch that equates with NWC to be regenerated, turn off sectioning before exporting file to 3D DWF or 3D DWFx, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Mar 18, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Change Balloon Property Display - set balloon style's property display to ITEM, QTY before checking information in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add a Vertex to a Balloon Leader - select balloon, right-click to choose add vertex/leader option, click on leader near place where vertex is to be added in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hardscape & Site Topography for First Timers - site topography modeling tools vs Revit modeling tools, create parking lot to dynamically adjust to shape of topography, generate mountain out of topo tools, shape existing topo of retaining wall, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI Library, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Balloon Tips in Revit - add reference to AdWindows.dll to VS project, add code as static method in 'Utils' class to display message in non-blocking manner in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Opening a Custom chm File from Ribbon Button in Revit - associate ContextualHelp instance with control, text 'press F1 for more help' will appear below tooltip when mouse hovers over control, Partha Sarkar, AEC DevBlog, Mar 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

One Void Better Than Array - create Revit family with void to make it much lighter with no need to have joined steps, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How Can I and How Do I - With SolidWorks Simulation? - simulate realistic ground contact, use configurations for different process conditions/geometries, setup model for SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Hawk Ridge Systems, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoCAD EPDM Add-In Setup - installing AutoCAD EPDM add-in, adding EPDM toolbars to AutoCAD, setting up AutoCAD XREF search paths, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The ABC's of FEA as Simple as 1-2-3 - Poisson's Ratio, Young's Modulus define behavior of material used in linear static simulation, Stephen Petrock, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 14, 2014 (more FEA articles)

In-House vs Outsource - 6 Advantages of Owning a 3D Printer - lower costs, accelerated time to market, frequent prototyping, fewer manufacturing errors, greater confidentiality, improved model accuracy, quality, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Customizing the Command Prompt in BricsCAD - changing wording of command prompts, Ralph Grabowski, YouTube, Mar 3, 2014 (more Bricscad articles)

Ensure Data Integrity with Kubotek Validation - Kubotek Validate mathematically compares 2 files using its pattern matching technology to identify, document all differences, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Mar 14, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

The TTP Project - Update 1 - ability to build UI for item detail fields, define different UI for each operation, select multiple items in workspace in PLM 360, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 14, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, PLM articles)

AutoCAD Raster Design - employ CLEANUP, RUBBERSHEET tools to avoid trace sheet drawings from getting distorted, align non-aligned images with DESKEW tool, remove unwanted raster by setting speckle size within DESPECKLE tool, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Updating AutoCAD Electrical from Microsoft Excel - select import/export data ribbon tab, pick data category to be exported before choosing output format of project/active drawing, modify spreadsheet to change component TAG using Excel, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Mar 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

VP2014 Job Processor 'File Locked' - ensure if latest service pack is installed, log into Vault client application to check level of permission on file required to login into account, try synchronizing files locally, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Determining AutoCAD's Language Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get Picky in Inventor - go to QAT to access selection filters, alternately hold down shift key, press right mouse button to display selection list along with other context sensitive menu options, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Basics - Copy and Paste Features - select features, open paste features dialog to pick face/plane that is to be copied to feature, avail parameters dependent option to link parameters before picking angular rotation of original sketch, David Gate, CADline, Mar 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Determining the Quiescent State - recommendation for using external events in modeless dialogues in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Determine wallSweepType Parameter for WallSweep.Create API - different approaches to determine wallSweepType in Revit, Gopinath Taget, AEC DevBlog, Mar 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The Mysterious Case of Revit's Family View Range Properties - change view range while in family environment in Revit, The Revit Kid, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Best Start-Up Practices for SolidWorks Newbies - determine extent of integration with other units of company, or with client, list name, positions of people involved in 3D CAD process, check responsibilities of people based on specific segments of work flow, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation - open assembly, set 3 default assembly planes to show, insert part named cutting plate in assembly, select top face of cutting plate, add distance mate between assembly top plane and top face of cutting plate, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, Mar 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Can't Quite Get the Shape You Wanted? Try the Deform Tool - model edge to deform, target curve, form sketch based on look of edge after invoking deform command, apply split lines on model to localize deformation in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Mar 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flat Pattern Not Working in Drawing - derived configuration 'DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN' should remain in flattened state, ensure that 'save all' is complete within drawing environment to make part updated in SolidWorks, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Working with SolidWorks Files on a Network - prefer working with locally stored SolidWorks files, employ document management system to be able to work with files locally, automatically backup older versions of files, Jim Peltier, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

CircuitWorks and Flow Simulation Working Together - import ECAD file PCB or component thermal properties to Flow Simulation, utilize dielectric, conductor density, specific heat, conductivity for PCBs, conductivity for volumetric heat sources properties from CircuitWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 1 - The 'S' Key - customize 'S' key to utilize any icon-based command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 2 - The 'R' Key - avail quick access to most recently accessed documents in SolidWorks with 'R' key, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorials Q&A - Basic Surface Design - convert 2 joined triangles into 2 triangle surfaces in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Archibus View Field Size Tip - set colspan control to 2, edit .axvw file to modify entry for applicable field, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Mar 12, 2014 (more Archibus articles)

ESI Ends 2013 on an Up, with Revenue +7% in Q4 - license revenue up 15%, services revenue was down 19%, top 20 clients accounted for 46% of revenue in 2013, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 14, 2014 (more CFD articles)

aPriori Update Helps Engineers Weigh Cost Viability of Product Designs - aPriori 2014r1 has new capabilities like 2-model machining for costing complex machined components like gears, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Mar 13, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Can't Select Threads in Autodesk Inventor? Check the Registry - shut down Inventor, open Windows registry editor, locate key: UseExcelToReadThreadFile, change value from 0 to 1, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD Quick Tip - Rotate Objects - start ROTATE command, select objects in properties palette to change rotation, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Access the Last Point Used in AutoCAD with 1 Keystroke - draw line from point A to B, start circle command, draw circle's center point at last point of line where point B is located, use appropriate symbol when coordinate input is required, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Copy a Leader Using Visual LISP - obtain leader, MTExt, check if selection set has 2 entities, get coordinates from existing leader, make array of doubles before creating leader object in model space, Wayne Brill, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Resolving Name Conflict During XRef Binding - set bPrefixName parameter to false to prefix symbol names of xref drawing in current drawing, else merge symbol names of xref drawing in current drawing without prefix in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting AutoCAD's Command-Line Arguments Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Detach Beam from Plane - change end elevation of beam using end elevation parameters to force it to go out of plane in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Logging Data When Opening Revit Files - tool to track data about Revit files, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Copying Legends and Schedules in Revit - go to sheet that has legend or schedule view, select it before running command, choose sheets in which view is to be applied, Tim Logan, LMNts, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Mobile Workstations for CAD: A Buyer's Guide - consider features like mobility, display, processor, graphics, memory, storage, battery, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 3, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Dell Prepares for the Diverse Future of Workstations - Dell announced workstation virtualization center of excellence, Dell Wyse datacenter for virtual workstations to support trend of workstation virtualization, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Mar 13, 2014 (more Dell workstation articles, cloud articles)

SolidWorks Master Model: Save Bodies vs Insert Part - choose save bodies or split from insert option, select, name bodies for which individual parts are to be created, pull operation helps parent, child share same overall size or shape, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Automatic Circuit Arrows in SolidWorks Electrical - employ origin, destination arrows to create continuity link between wires in different/same schematic drawings, open automatic insertion dialog box to set selection, action options, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoTrace Add-In for SolidWorks - insert picture into sketch, automatically trace image using add-in, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Plastics - Troubleshooting Your Mesh - basics of customization pages, tips to manually adjust mesh when common errors occur, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Vent Feature - understanding different sections of vent command, its applications in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in EPDM 2014 - Automated Cache Management - apply feature to set profiles to clear local cache upon logout or refresh cache during login in SolidWorks EPDM, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Customize Your Folder Data Card in SolidWorks EPDM - create folder, open generic folder data card, employ card editor to customize folder data card, save folder data card within customized folder in SolidWorks EPDM, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Your Intelligent Part Numbers Aren't So Smart - implement data management systems to maintain information related to parts in SolidWorks EPDM, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

DIY CNC Machining from Scratch - Mechanical Conversion - background, mechanical conversion: opt for stepper motors, factory trapezoidal-thread leadscrews on machine, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Mar 12, 2014 (more CAM articles)

How to Model an Airfoil - consider example of geometry airfoil generator, after generating foil in Solid Edge, copy, paste directly to Excel, Manny Marquez, Design Fusion, Mar 12, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Intelligent Dumbing - use layer combinations to hide info, change model view options, switch pen set in ArchiCAD drawing, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Feb 24, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Archibus Processes, Users and Roles - security groups control data that users can view or edit, drag and drop whole application or expand it to just select one of the tasks within it, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Mar 3, 2014 (more Archibus articles)

CAD Collaboration & Cloud: Chat With GrabCAD's Hardi Meybaum - points of disagreement: file is primary things, no technical challenge to get CAD data to cloud, developing tools with good user experience is easy, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 12, 2014 (more PDM articles, cloud articles)

Plot to a Scale from Model Space - starts PLOT command in AutoCAD, uncheck 'fit to paper' option from plot dialog box, choose scale, check preview, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD model space tutorials)

How to Install AutoCAD with a Different Language - click download language packs button, open Autodesk knowledge base website, locate language pack to download, pick appropriate system type, version before downloading file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Make a Hatch Transparent - set desired layer to current, launch hatch command to display contextual hatch tab, set pattern type to solid, enter transparency value before setting draw order in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Create Opening Endcap and Move Doors Along the Wall Length - edit opening endcap, turn in brick components by openings, modify patio doors, move patio door along wall length in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

What's Your Super Power? - double-click in type column or change multiple selected xrefs to adjust attachment type for xref between attach or overlay, check new tools in external references palette to change path of selected xrefs in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD - Multiple Profile Icons - check option to run basic or Vanilla profile AutoCAD instead of vertical when installing AutoCAD verticals, YouTube, Mar 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add Search or Selection Set to Timeliner Task - search items with specific properties, set selection to everything, get timeliner document part from active document before copying current set of task, replace timeliner tasks in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 12, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Measure & Label Pipes from Inner Wall of Structure Instead of from Center of Structure - click on 'add rule' button, set pipe end location rule, go to rule set collection to set both end, start location settings, go to modify panel to modify pipe networks in Civil 3D, Shawn Cox, PacifiCAD Blog, Mar 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Line Weights for Custom Scale - line weight in Revit can be set only for default scales; in custom view, it follows nearest scale settings, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Hardware Configurations for Revit - pick CPUs based on amount of modeling needed, views, sheets, schedules, choose RAM based on requirements of Revit project, check hardware, driver configuration before opting graphics card, Caron Beesley, Acronym Online, Mar 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Loadable System Families - create custom system families in Revit, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Mar 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Server 2014: Install Error 1603 & or 1619 - verify if prerequisites are installed for server being installed as per Autodesk recommendations, locate installation log file to check installation details, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

An Open Letter to CAD Software Companies, Pt 2: An Overwhelming Response - there is disconnect between what CAD users need and what software companies provide, some suggestions to vent frustration, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

New Candidate Screening Tools - tips to select prospective employee with best CAD skills, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - locate assembly visualization tool from evaluate tab, choose option to define array of columns with different definitions, select 'graphics-triangle' to review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Updating Data, One Entire Project At a Time - updating version free variables using 'update values in files' command in SolidWorks EPDM, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Mar 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks EPDM articles)

How to Mirror Parts in SolidWorks - creating mirrored parts by storing mirrored version in configuration of same part or by forming derived part using mirrored part command, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Removing Toolbox Status - convert toolbox component into regular component in SolidWorks, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Setup and Analyze Motion Study in SolidWorks - create basic motion study within motion analysis, perform simulation calculation within motion study, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Software Profile: NX from Siemens PLM - has well-developed set of parametric feature-based functionality, powers direct modeling modifications, Chad Jackson, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 4, 2014 (more NX articles)

Prelude to GTC 2014: Recapturing the Skateboard Shoe's Classic Simplicity in Virtual Tools - designers can interact with photo-realistic shoe models in real time using RTT's GPU-accelerated visualization, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Mar 11, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

8 Tips for AutoCAD 2014: 3D Print Command, Reality Capture, System Variables, and More - system variables: PEdit Accept, taskbar command; pin screen command to export drawing from AutoCAD to Photoshop; using visibility to create changeable blocks; 3D Print command to avoid common 3D printing mistakes, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Feb 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD - How to Break a Line Like a Pro - invoke break command, select object to break, type F on command line to determine exact location for first break point, pick second break location, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add AutoLISP to a Custom AutoCAD Command - employ text editor to create script file, form new custom command to run plug-in, execute AutoLISP statements, invoke script, custom command to combine AutoLISP commands with VB.NET plug-in, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Do You Want to be Notified of Any AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Maintenance Releases? - click on 'product update available' link to open web browser window, click update button to download AutoCAD Architecture service packs, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Create a Custom Tool Palette - open design center, click on blocks sub-category to preview all blocks of drawing, select blocks to be added in tool palette, set display structure of blocks before changing insertion properties in AutoCAD, Spence Watson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Linking and Reloading an Autodesk Revit File into a 3ds Max Design Scene - Q&A regarding linking Revit files with 3ds Max, difference between detach vs bind options, adjusting relative path when linking, best material application practices, Renu Muthoo, ASCENT Blog, Mar 10, 2014 (more Revit articles, 3ds max articles)

The One About Ribbons and Roofs  - modeling project as massing model custom component in Revit, David Beach, The Architect's Digital Design Guide, Mar 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Resize Column in Webclient Not Possible - check Vault Webclient site with compatibility view in Internet Explorer, click on alt key, select tools followed by compatibility view settings to add Vault server to list, Johannes Bauer, Cracking the Vault, Mar 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor Tip 002 Work Plane Visibility - resizing user-defined work planes, standard work planes, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Delete Custom iProperties - choose among 3 rule variations that suggest deletion of only custom iProperties found in list, deletion of only custom iProperties not found in list, deletion of all custom iProperties found in Inventor part, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Edit Dimensions As You Add Them - go to tools/application options ribbon, select sketch tab, 'edit dimension when created' option, add, edit dimension with one command in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Local Mesh Refinement, Pt 2: Simulation Mechanical - consider default mesh size set to 'percent of automatic' with value of 100%, refine mesh using manual, automatic methods, sizing mesh in Inventor, Eric Schubert, MasterGraphics, Mar 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Occurrences Whose Name Starts with a Certain String - employ AllLeafOccurrences property based on levels to be checked in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Latch Created Through Sheet Metal in Autodesk Inventor - create base body parts of latch with sheet metal template that utilizes contour flange, cut, mirror tools in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tub-Rectangular Through Sheet Metal in Autodesk Inventor - creating rectangular tub with face, flange tool in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Contact Visualization Plot - open contact visualization plot PropertyManager, select assembly or components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact between selected components before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial - Filling a Specific Assembly Cavity - calculate volume of cavity between assembly components, handle zero thickness error when joining bodies at the assembly level, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Another SolidWorks 'Secret:' Invert Selection - select components that are not to be hidden, right-click to select invert selection option to reverse selection set, choose 'hide' to hide selected parts in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MicroStation Container Files - container file is blank file with all appropriate reference files attached in it, make changes to it, changes will be reflected in attached cut sheets, Chuck Kirasic, CAD Notes, Mar 10, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Virtualization, and What You Can Expect from It - Dell launched Workstation Center of Excellence with 4 virtualization software partners: Siemens PLM, PTC, Autodesk, Dassault Systems; reasons to virtualize software, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 11, 2014 (more Dell workstation reviews, cloud articles)

Speak CAD Like a Pro: 13 CAD Terms Explained - GUI, DWG, DWT, DWF, DXF, XPS, NURBS, XREF, BIM, Shaun Bryant, AutoCAD 360, Feb 24, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

G-Wizard is Giving Me a Higher Feedrate Than My CAM Software and Other Calculators - take radial chip thinning into account, increase feedrate to achieve same chipload user would have had in case of no chip thinning, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Mar 8, 2014 (more CAM articles)

A Better Vision of BIM - Neville Glanville of Bentley Systems explains why BIM could be seen as either business enabler or technology red herring, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

Make Realistic Roof in SketchUp - create rectangle at right end of roof, draw curved line, select curve, copy, paste it, erase rectangle, make line, select object, create component, Dadi Supriadi, SketchUp U Space, Jan 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

The Benefits of SketchUp and 3D Models - Software for Specifiers - history of SketchUp, benefits of 3D model libraries: Trimble 3D Warehouse, RubySketch, Geraldine Chua, SketchUp U Space, Jan 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

Advice for the CAD Professional Beginner - apply AutoCAD commands to accomplish tasks, employ 4-color markup system to mark-up drawings, keep improving skills by tracking product enhancements, new releases, take educated approach to tame career, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Mar 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, CAD training articles)

Autodesk 360 vs BIM 360 - BIM 360 Glue/Field are cloud based software/service; Autodesk 360 accounts gives storage capability; users can’t access document of any kind from Autodesk 360 Services cloud in BIM 360 apps, Dwane Lindsey, MasterGraphics, Mar 6, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Making a New Panel for the Ribbon - open CUI dialog box, expand ribbon in 'customization in all files' section to view tabs, panels, form new panel, add tools to panel before including panel to tab, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Get the Data Out - create data extraction file, select entire drawing or sheet set to define data source, determine data to be extracted, choose properties before refining data in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create Great Curves with the AutoCAD Blend Command - draw smooth curves between 2 end points of existing line or arc in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Basics: 3 Fundamental Questions and Answers About DWG Files - definition of DWG files, open DWG file via desktop viewer, browser-based app or mobile app, AutoCAD 360, Mar 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Local Mesh Refinement, Pt 1: Inventor Simulation - set uniform mesh size around model, select local mesh control button located next to mesh view command before picking faces/edges to adjust mesh size in Inventor, Eric Schubert, MasterGraphics, Mar 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Digital Prototyping - Editing Non-Inventor Solids in Inventor - discusses free move, 'direction and distance,' or points and plane methods to move selected faces in Inventor, Ken Phelps, MasterGraphics, Mar 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

How Do I Deal with Style Differences in Autodesk Inventor? - update template with new style definitions, remove styles from style library whose style definitions in template are intended for new document, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Part Templates - 3D Pull Snap Settings and Initial View Extents - go to modeling tab to adjust settings in document settings of English or metric part file, employ heads up display tools in graphical canvas to set value for increment in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Wall Sweep Creating Wall Base and Crown Molding in Revit - create wall in elevation, section, add sweeps based on plan view depending on base or crown molding, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Stair & Railing Selection - select 'railing supports' even when not visible in plan, handle pins when tab-selecting railing sub-components individually, unpin pinned element properties to change some instance properties, handle inconsistent limitations depending on elements selected, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Solid Mesh Internal Beams in Femap - ensure that surface mesh will create nodes at internal curve positions, mesh internal curves to create rod elements, mesh bounding surfaces, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more Femap articles)

Entity ID Contouring for Model Checking in Femap - verifying ID numbering in model by applying random colors to bands of element IDs, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more Femap articles)

New SolidWorks 2014 Weldment Profiles - extract content onto system before adding location into options, select weldment profiles add in files location to view new profiles in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Render Shell Thickness in SolidWorks Simulation - create mid-plane surface body representing solid, invoke 'define shell by selected faces' command to define shell mesh, apply top surface offset option to add virtual thickness in shell face directions, HRS Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty - ISO standard suggests that 0.82 dimension is correct in both views, or select offset text button in property manager to attach dimension text to leader in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Essentials of SolidWorks 3D CAD in 22 Minutes - basic capabilities of creating 3D model part assembly in SolidWorks, Craig Therrien, YouTube, Mar 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Self-Awareness vs Environmental-Awareness: A Working Definition of BIM - difference between CAD and BIM, handy flow chart to help users understand BIM, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 5, 2014 (more AEC articles)

SpaceClaim 2014 Service Pack Adds Utility - LiveReview tool for collaboration, STL Prep feature for preparing model for 3D printing, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Mar 3, 2014 (more SpaceClaim articles)

PDF to DWG Converter - easy-to-use Able2Extract PDF Converter 8 converts PDF files to AutoCAD files accurately, has option to batch process multiple PDF files, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 6, 2014 (more PDF articles, AutoCAD articles)

Field Validation Errors - REST API shows more detailed error information in PLM 360: in event of error, read HTTP body into string, deserialize string into APIError object, check 'errorClass' value, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, PLM articles)

Extracting IsoLines from Surface - enable support for BRep API, apply code to retrieve IsoLines from surface in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Vault 2014 - AcquireFilesSettings & AcquisitionStatus Skipped - apply AcquireFilesSettings.DefaultAcquisitionOption to control acquisition option for all entities in download, assess prompt display status during GUI/non-GUI downloads, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 7, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Network Licensing: How to Set Up Network License Manager - go to 'install tools & utilities' section to install network license manager, check installation path location, NLM updates in Autodesk website, move network license file into NLM folder before creating debug log file, Amanda Abbott-Wiemann, MasterGraphics, Mar 6, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Creating AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipe Label Using .NET API - employ PipeLabel.Create() .NET API to add labels to pipe objects without any user interaction, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Extra Surfaces are Available Using Civil 3D API Than What is Shown/Visible in UI - iterate surface objects to obtain surfaces available in UI toolspace, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 6, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

The Ten Commandments of Solid Modeling with Inventor, Pt 1 - check that dimensions don't go out of sheet borders, don't use too many fillets or chamfers in sketch, make base feature symmetric, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Ten Commandments of Solid Modeling with Inventor, Pt 2 - create fillets as late as possible, shell features should be created after fillets, be aware of parent-child relationships, prefer cutouts to holes, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Auto Update Virtual Part QTY in Assembly - calculate required number of virtual parts, form collection of current virtual parts in assembly file before adding/removing virtual parts in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic Rule to Report Selection Set - employ rule to report current selection set back to message box in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Conceptual Massing and Revit Structure - create conceptual form, generate reference planes, switch to 3D view, invoke line command followed by start end radius arc to draw required lines, form arc for curved roof respectively, Autodesk Revit Structure, Mar 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

More Fun with Randomized Plug-in and Curtain Panel - create nested family shapes before nesting them to curtain panel, clicking randomize in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Mar 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Hiding a Linked Model's Levels and Grids in Revit - change linked model's display settings from default 'by host view' to custom in Revit, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Mar 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Manipulating Nested Family - create door family with nested lintel family, generate void at host wall for lintel, set parameter for detecting wall type before establishing connection between depth of void, wall thickness in Revit, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Where is That Command Again? - command search option to find, activate required tool, add frequently used tools to SolidWorks command manager permanently, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Mar 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Unfolding Imported Models with 3DQuickPress Inside of SolidWorks - import surface, use 3DQuickPress to unfold part, auto recognize knitted surface, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer Data Paths for Multi User Environment - add new data path by editing simple XML file, populate new path with profiles that includes styles for collaborative actors like arrows, labels in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

My Time with 3Dconnexion's SpaceMouse Wireless - customizing SpaceMouse Wireless buttons in single contextual manner, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 7, 2014 (more mice articles)

Shifting the Paradigm of CFD - new technologies help simulate complicated flows with CFD, runtime mesh generation with adaptive mesh refinement is fundamental change in CFD, Kelly Senecal, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Where is My '3D Print' Button in CAD? - developing modeling strategies for design for additive manufacturing, Matthew Loew, Engineering.com, Mar 4, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

On-Site Insights - TurboSite Plus, Pro versions help in on-site inspection, have ability of video markups to PDF files, BIM support, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

A Cause for Collaboration - collaboration between IES, Vectorworks help architects in BREEAM certification at start of building project, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles, Vectorworks articles)

Print Full-Size Patterns from SketchUp - make sure to be in be in 'standard' views, turn off 'perspective' view of model, switch to 'parallel projection,' Bob Lang, SketchUp Ur Space, Jan 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Properly Position GeoTIFF Images - set drawing coordinate system to 'no datum, no projection,' import GeoTIFF utilizing mapping workspace, insert image at correct location, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Mar 6, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Hold Down the Ctrl Key When Selecting Polylines - remove top line of rectangle, make sure remaining object is polyline in AutoCAD, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Save RevisionTable Content to CustomTable - use Export() on RevisionTable to save contents to CSV file, create CustomTable using AddCSVTable() in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

PLM 360 Sample Giving (401) Unauthorized Error - occurs if customer key value is not changed from MYSITE to name of tenant, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 3, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Customize Wire Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical - changing wire number to coincide with row in which they originate, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Mar 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Thermal Loads in SolidWorks Simulation Static - YouTube, Mar 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hebridean Energy Technology - cloud-based building simulation engine, gEnergy is for creating energy plus models, simulating future energy use of buildings, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

Arena View - Arena 4D integrates multiple visualization tools with 3D scanned point clouds. CAD User, Jan 2014 (more reverse engineering articles)

NVIDIA's K5100M Graphics Running on HP's ZBook 17 - 8GB of frame buffering, handles complex assemblies beautifully, rendering is much faster, available for $2,150, Jeff Mirisola, CADdigest.com, Mar 3, 2014 (more graphics cards reviews)

Tips for Creating Better Renderings - qualities of great model for rendering: good shape, Realistic corners, textures, finishes, perspective, context, lighting, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 5, 2014 (more rendering articles)

Measure the Performance of Lisp - benchmarking Lisp speeds in BricsCAD, Rakesh Rao, Bricsys TV, Mar 3, 2014 (more Bricscad articles)

Renovation (New Demolition) - feature set to control display of existing, new, demolished elements in workflow of addition, renovation projects in ArchiCAD, James Murray, On Land, Mar 3, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Picture Object 17 - access library manager in ArchiCAD, go to object setting, enable to have 'custom' image, type name of embedded image, ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Mar 3, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Integrated CAM with HSM Express - HSM Express is added into Inventor with 2 main interface changes: CAM browser, CAM ribbon tab; learning CAM job setup, John Evans, AUGI Library, Mar 5, 2014 (more Inventor articles, CAM articles)

Make a Part Catalogue with Inventor iPart Feature - make model, custom properties, iPart models, make part catalogue in drawing, Andriana Teja Permana, CAD Notes, Mar 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Which Phase Filter? - 3 options that affect how elements are influenced by phase filters in Revit: by category, overridden, not displayed, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Defining Roof Slopes - start roof command, opt to define slope before or after drawing roof, change slope units from project units dialog box, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

New Sheet Metal Gusset Feature in SolidWorks 2014 - nice tool to reduce length of feature manager, requires 2 adjacent flat faces, cylindrical faces are not supported, helps set depth of profile as symmetric/asymmetric, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sheet Metal Gusset Feature - easy-to-use, configurable SolidWorks tool to select supporting faces of gusset, change location of gusset, center gusset on reference line, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Shift More Control to the SolidWorks User (Using CTRL, SHIFT and ALT Keys) - comprehensive list of Ctrl, Alt, Shift shortcut keys used in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer - Intelligent Views - create interactive buttons to help users select preferred language, TMS CADCentre, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Quick Tip - Incremental Meshing - available for both solid, shell bodies, incremental meshing helps quickly mesh parts that have failed to mesh in multi-body part or assembly, HRS Blog, Mar 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

COBie for All? - reality of implementation of COBie as basis of sharing data between all parties in lifecycle of building, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

IT-Free HPC Appliances - for SMBs, mix of smaller HPC hardware, pay-as-you-go solutions seems to be better alternative, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

ANSYS Hits Q4 Targets, But Plans To Do Better - revenue from software licenses was $148 million, up 4%, revenue from North America was $78 million, up 11%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 4, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

New OD Turning Wizard and Chamfering Tool Geometry for GW Calculator - to use chamfer Geometry feature, select endmill, click 'geometry' button, select 'chamfer' geometry from popup, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Mar 3, 2014 (more CAM articles)

CAM Heads to the Cloud - now in beta phase, Autodesk CAM 360 will have ability to upload, store, share 3D CAD models, quality documentations, testing documentations, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, CAM articles)

Getting Attached to Your BOM - 'items and BOMs' workspace in PLM 360 has attachments tab to add, download, check out files attached to item, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Feb 28, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

iLogic Video Basics, Pt 2: Creating a Multi-Value List and Updating the Form - Inventor tutorial, Dave Breiner, Synergis, Mar 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Click 'n' Drag - move, copy objects with mouse in BricsCAD, Jason Bourhill, Bricsys TV, Feb 28, 2014 (more Bricscad articles)

Poly Lines and the Quad - move mouse pointer to poly line segment, select command from Quad to edit poly lines in BricsCAD, Jan Bergmann, Bricsys TV, Feb 26, 2014 (more Bricscad articles)

The Ten Commandments of Solid Modeling, Pt 1 - take care that dimensions don't go out of sheet borders, always apply treatment features to solid model, capture the design intent using Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Ten Commandments of Solid Modeling, Pt 2 - create fillets as late as possible, shell features should be created after fillets, be aware of parent-child relationships, prefer cutouts to holes in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Hidden Gems of SolidWorks - sensors continually scan, retrieve data from models, when model changed and re-built, tree, sensor provide feedback to user, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Adding Part Numbers to Electrical Components - enable additional ERP data capabilities, customize BOM template open reports to add information on BOMs in SolidWorks Electrical, Jenny Giolas, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 4 - creating weldment drawing, drawing views of individual bodies, adding weld symbols, creating cut list, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How do I Create a V-Shaped Sheet Metal Part - SolidWorks tutorial, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Workstation Review: Another Price/Performance Champ - entry-level HP Z230 workstation has 500GB hard drive, 3.2GHz Xeon CPU, 4GB RAM, excellent 104-key USB keyboard, great performance at affordable price of $869, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2014 (more HP workstation reviews)

Construction Industry Experts View Government BIM Target as 'Unachievable,' Survey Reveals - clients, construction team partners need to collaborate better on use of BIM in projects, Out-Law.com, Feb 11, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Easy Stitching with Piped Linetypes - use curve piping in conjunction with linetype styles in Rhino, Brian James, Rhino Tech Tips, Mar 3, 2013 (more Rhino tutorials)

Autodesk's Q4: License Transition, AEC Strength - customer choices favoring new license options decreased license revenue by $30 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 3, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Unable to Create Local File in Work Shared Project - check if all users are mapped to central file identically, work-sharing is not enabled in project file, central file is corrupt in Revit, Dennis Collin, CADline, Mar 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Hitting All the Keys on the Piano - practice using Civil 3D: create video of steps using Screencast, take help of discussion groups, get feedback through blog posts, local user group, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Mar 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Projecting Objects to Multiple Section Views - using 3D polyline method in Civil 3D, Chris Munoz, CAD Clues, Feb 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Linear Diameters - Quicker Drawings and Model Modification - place diameter symbols on dimensions that show revolved modeling feature in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create 3D Objects Without a Sketch Plane - create box, cylinder, torus, or sphere without having to create any 2D geometry in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Drawing Sections - choose among 3 options: obey browser settings, section standard parts set to never, or section standard parts set to always, David Gate, CADline, Mar 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Closing the CAD to CAE Gap - CAD vendors are offering products to help designers doing simulation, improving design engineering workflow, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

Structural FEA in the Automotive Industry - understanding FEA technologies, simulation methods involved in creating vehicle, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Ultimate Benchtop CNC Mini Mill, Pt 5: Acceleration and Cutting Forces - consider motor sizing worksheet inputs, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Feb 27, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Improve and Simplify Wire EDM - CAD/CAM system for wire EDM must have ability to control cutting order or strategy of programs with multiple apertures, Dean Kendall, MoldMaking Technology, Mar 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

About Version 15 of the C3D Kernel - C3D has 3 components: geometric kernel, parametric solver, translator; new features: swept, fillets, Boolean operations, faster 3D solver, enhanced STEP translator, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 4, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Preparing Models for Simulation: Which 3D Modeling Paradigm is Best? - both direct modeling, feature-based modeling technologies work with simulation but in 2 very different scenarios, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 3, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 3 - trimming 1 center piece to 3 crossmembers, capping open ends, creating 3 corner miter, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Fill an Assembly Cavity to Determine its Volume - combine Boolean operations at assembly level with multibody workflows at part level in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Surface Model a Rubber Duck - create largest feature of body, profiles for loft create beak using lofted surface in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Mar 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Eagle Point's Pinnacle Training and Support System - single location to find valid training for AEC, MEP software packages, Good feature coverage, impressive customization capability, pricing is available for business, user models, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Feb 28, 2014 (more CAD training articles, AEC articles)

solidThinking Evolve for Architectural Design Modeling, Pt 1 - basics in working with complex curved surfaces, working in points mode, shaping complex roof, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 2, 2014 (more solidThinking articles)

5 Surprising 2014 Worldwide CAD Trends - still large gap between technology use, awareness, more people want mobile access to CAD, big data is not 'big' deal yet, CAD in cloud will grow, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Feb 28, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

The CADLogical Choice - low-cost, fully compatible alternative to AutoCAD, v4 of DRAFT IT is easy to use, sophisticated for all stages of drawing creation, drawing tools are accessible from uncluttered ribbon style interface, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more DRAFT IT reviews)

Batch Run Scenarios Using WaterObjects.NET Tool - select multiple scenarios, perform HAMMER batch run, Akshaya Niraula, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 28, 2014 (more WaterCAD articles)

The Mod(ular) Squad - emerging activist-inventors demand pick-what-you-want, pay-as-you-go options for software, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Autodesk Revenue Transition Leads to Down Quarter and Fiscal Year - net income in Q4 was $53.9 million, down 27%, transition impacted revenue by $30 million, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Floral Street Bridge in Dynamo - creating adaptive Revit families representing both frame, infill material between each frame, Nuri Miller, Autodesk Vasari, Feb 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Vasari articles)

Striking an Enclosed Text Area in AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor Tip 001 Constraints Visibility - press F8 to show constraints in sketch, drag to move crammed constrain symbols, press F9 to turn constrain visibility off, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Working with Inventor Content Center, Pt 1 - understanding workflow of content center part placing into assembly: for Vault users, desktop content center users, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, Feb 28, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Uncoiling Inventor's Coil Command - locate command, explore multiple options to create coil from coil dialog box, create simple coil spring, Chris Griffith, Cadalyst, Feb 28, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

3D Systems Rising After Earnings But 'Big Bang Theory' Builds Bear Case - 3D Systems reported $154.8 million revenue in Q4, net income was $11.2 million, Samantha Sharf, Forbes, Feb 28, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Stereolithography (SLA) vs Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) - SLA is process of curing layers of photopolymer resin with ultraviolet laser to build parts; MJM is additive manufacturing process of large industrial print head jetting material onto build plate one layer at a time, Jack Wolf, MasterGraphics, Feb 26, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Top 10 Speed Moves for the SolidWorks CSWP Exam - context sensitive shortcut S key, mouse gestures, ctrl-8 to orient normal to plane, toggle between arc, line in sketch mode, HRS Blog, Feb 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM Tips and Tricks - Add Custom Properties to Your Dialog Boxes - right click on column header in dialog screen, select 'more' from fly-out menu, select columns to display in file listing, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Keymark's BuildEdge PLAN - user-friendly SketchUp add-on helps create quick visualization schemes, offers excellent support resources, available for $29, Q&A with professional user Roger Nelson on ROI of software, Rakesh Rao, CADdigest.com, Feb 25, 2014 (more AEC articles)

ACS (Auxiliary Coordinate Systems) - define new ACS by different methods, apply ACS to all views, modify ACS by direct input to listed values in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 25, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Creating, Managing and Sharing Beautiful Materials in KeyShot - creating accurate plastics, managing material library, organizing customer materials with folders, YouTube, Feb 27, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

The Challenges of Model Editing in the Multi-CAD World - Brian Thompson of PTC, Dan Staples of Siemens PLM share their views, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Feb 27, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Autodesk Describes Its Business Model Transition - plans to transition even more of upfront license revenue to recurring over next 4 years, to offer more flexible licensing options to enterprise customers, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 28, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Expects You to Moan 'n Groan When it Eliminates Software Upgrades Next Year - according to CEO Carl Bass, decision is very well received by channel partners, most customers understand change, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Fore: CFD Just Went Mainstream - interview of Luke Mihelcic of Autodesk about standard naming of Autodesk Flow Design, understanding results easily, desktop based solver, handling multi fluids, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Feb 17, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Measuring Up - learn about measuring tool in Navisworks Manage, turn on sectioning planes window to add top, bottom, front, back, left or right standard sections, employ BIM 360 Glue tools, Mark Hunter, AUGI Library, Feb 27, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Inventor Basics - Rectangular Pattern Tips - specify start point when trying to follow pre-defined path in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Feb 28, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Getting More Out of Your Data Rich Construction Model with BIM 360 Glue - reviewing changes, old model versions, identifying objects with same characteristics, setting up colored views to highlight model areas, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Feb 27, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

How to Get the Picked Element in the Linked Model - employ ObjectType.LinkedElement along with LinkedElementId to obtain ElementId of linked document in Revit, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Feb 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Display Ceiling Information in Floor Plans - open plan view, go to view properties palette to change underlay option, set underlay orientation, apply 'graphics override in view' or 'line work tool to make object display different in Revit, Jarod Schultz, Feb 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 2 - select structural member button from weldments tab, click inside groups box to start sketch selections, set sketch settings before applying corner treatments in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why You Need Local Administrative Rights to Install SolidWorks - select manage tab to expand local users, groups, select groups folders to check properties, turn off user account control for installation of SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Feb 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Large Displacement Simulation: Hose Clamp - apply fixed geometry fixture to one end face, prescribed rotation of 360 degree to other, mesh part of model with shell elements, run non-linear study to obtain accurate animation of displacement solver in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Feb 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Training Tip - Zoom to Selection - select feature in tree to open content toolbar that shows, zooms feature in graphical window in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Feb 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - Backups are Important Too - secure complete back up of SolidWorks EPDM Vault, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Using FeatureWorks - re-engineer imported data, build feature tree in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

An Open Letter to CAD Software Companies - CAD managers choose software based on customer requirements, want to make better use of tools, learn to navigate updated interface, have compact software updates, easier software maintenance, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 26, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

MicroStation Tip: Manage Font Utilities - go to key-in dialog box to open font utilities, visit properties selection to load/create resource file, manage selection option to load, compare, copy, move, delete fonts from files in MicroStation, Kae Calloway, Envision CAD, Feb 25, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Verify Translated Data with KeyCreator Compare - compares original file with translated file, resulting in graphical display of any differences to model, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Feb 26, 2014 (more KeyCreator articles)

Create Training Videos with Project Chronicle - video-capture tool by Autodesk publishes to website automatically, has customizable screen recording areas, screenshot capture capability, post-capture editing options, generates embedding codes to display videos on own website, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 26, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CAD training articles)

New to the 3D Environment? Understand the Right Hand Rule for Autodesk 3D - identify axis, direction of each axis when dealing with rotating objects in Autodesk 3d products like Showcase, Inventor, 3ds Max, Bill McKown, Acronym Online, Feb 25, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Crashing AutoCAD Using .NET - dereference null pointer, implement C# code to crash AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Tip: How to Use Trim and Extend Even Faster - start trim, or extend command to allow cutting or boundary edge, alternately apply fillet command, select first line, shift select second line to extend, join lines in one step, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Feb 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Digital Prototyping - Adding Motion to Inventor Presentation Files - adjust camera by changing browser display filter to 'sequence view,' click funnel icon located below model text at top of Inventor browser, apply set camera button to assign specific viewpoint to model, Ken Phelps, MasterGraphics, Feb 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Object Visibility - go to 3D view, load unfiltered object, switch detail levels, check visibility of object by project wide, view, family or object in Revit, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Feb 25, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

API Access to Export Views on Sheets and Links as External References Settings in Exporting Revit File to DWG/CAD Format - use DWGExportOptions.MergedViews API, Partha Sarkar, AEC DevBlog, Feb 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Global Variables and Equations - create global variables, equations directly in PropertyManager fields, add units, created multiple configurations, Terence Woo, HRS Blog, Feb 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 1 - right click on command manager tab to select weldments, manage weldment profile library by creating single sketch for each profile size or employ design table to control configurations in SolidWorks 2014, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 26, 2014  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enterprise PDM Fastest Hands in the East - open check out dialog box to select files to be checked out, press ctrl+U to check-in all files, ctrl+T to change state of all files in SolidWorks EPDM, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Feb 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: Focus on Your Design Concept, Not Your CAD Tool - employ single modeling environment to explore, validate ideas without defining parts, assembly structure at earlier phases, capture design ideas to leverage team's collective expertise, John Picinich, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

From PDF to SolidWorks 3D - get trusted 3D model from PDF data, YouTube, Feb 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Is It Possible to Create Irregular Walls or Walls from Rhino Geometry? - yes, there are different ways to create walls with irregular shapes, Francesc Salla, VisualARQ, Feb 25, 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

Custom Empty Openings in ArchiCAD - take care to give slabs ID wallhole or wallniche, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Feb 24, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Build and Composite Fractured Concrete Into Live Action Footage - track footage inside SynthEyes, set up tracked camera data, create broken floor, broken concrete with particle flow, apply textures, add lights, render diffuse, ambient occlusion passes in 3ds Max, Uriel Deveaud, Cgtuts+, Feb 14, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

AutoCAD 2014: The Fillet Command - go to modify panel to access fillet tool, change fillet radius to desired size to obtain curved instead of sharp corner, set trim option to trim when selecting fillet tool, John Flanagan, CADline, Feb 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Quickly Align Multiple Dimensions - employ DIMSPACE command to adjust space between dimensions, type 0 to align dimensions in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using Navisworks to Compare Models - select 3D view in Revit, choose Navisworks in external tools drop-down to create NWC file, generate viewpoint before appending models, check model differences by selecting check boxes in 'find differences in' area, Jarod Schultz, Feb 25, 2014 (more Navisworks articles, Revit tutorials)

Overview of Autodesk 360 and BIM 360 Cloud Services - view, edit, share files, drawing with Autodesk 360 cloud, AutoCAD 360 respectively, avail BIM 360 field, Glue, Energy Analysis for Revit, Green Building Studio, Structural Analysis for Revit applications to provide AEC services, Thomas Kemp, The Industry, Feb 25, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Creating Parameters and a Basic Form, Pt 1  - generate basic driven parameter, iLogic form in Inventor, Dave Breiner, Synergis, Feb 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Edit Rule ArgumentException for Invalid Character - locate problematic parameter, remove bad character from name to allow editing of rules inside document in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2014, Pt 2: Trends on Display in the Partner Pavilion - new offerings emphasize expanded 3D printing capabilities, tools that move heavy lifting of design, rendering off desktop, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Feb 25, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles, cloud articles, SolidWorks articles)

Where Did It Go? - right-click on part, select 'move with triad' option, place checkmark next to move with triad to ensure that it stays there while clicking on parts in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2014(more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts - right click on connections icon to select 'toolbox fasteners to bolts' option, visit simulation tree to find bolt connectors inside respective bolt connector folders in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 New Feature: All Upper Case for Notes - select individual note, set 'all uppercase' check-box in note properties or apply document property to force all notes to be uppercase, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Automatic Secondary Drawing Sheet Format Specification in SolidWorks 2014 - pick option 'use different sheet format' to set default drawing sheet format when adding sheet to drawing file in SolidWorks, SolidNotes, Feb 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Configuration Specific Properties in Toolbox Parts - launch toolbox settings, customize hardware, click anywhere in grey area located in bottom of screen to add new custom property button, type configuration specific property name in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Feb 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks Toolbox tutorials)

Which Type of SolidWorks User are You? - consider being experienced, casual, or 'new to SolidWorks' user, Rachel Jones, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Interview with MMC Contest Judge Sean Young of HP - Q&A about HP-Autodesk partnership for Morgan Motor Company competition, criteria judges look for, preferred type of ad layout, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 24, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Why CAD/CAM Integration Matters - allows model-driven process, changes to source model propagate quickly across all of manufacturing steps, Derek Hart, Siemens PLM Software Community, Feb 24, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Bluebeam Tips and Shortcuts for Estimators - right-click on tool chest markup tool to choose layer, name each layer, adjust color code based on specialty or discipline, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Feb 21, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Getting Clients, Colleagues, and Management to Adopt BIM Technology - organize BIM kickoff meeting, schedule regular check-ins, train in-house team, share BIM blogs, discussion groups, set management wide BIM plans, Kate Morrical, Line Shape Space, Feb 21, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Components for AutoCAD Details - type DTLCOMPMANAGER in command line to invoke detail components manager, add commonly used details to palettes for quick, easy access in AutoCAD Architecture, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Adding a Custom Row to a VDF Grid - EntityClass vs entity class, creating MyEntity objects in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Feb 24, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Integrating AutoCAD 360 to Improve Project Efficiency, Pt 4 - keep documentation together for final inspection, invoice, maintain cleanliness of as-built drawings, allow viewing, note-adding access for inspections, AutoCAD 360, Feb 24, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Top 5 Reasons to Start Simulation in Your Design Process Now - reduction of physical prototypes, availability of cost-effective Autodesk tools like SIM 360, skills to simulate designs, ability to arrest design errors early in design phase, Synergis, Feb 24, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Try the Array Option in AutoCAD's Copy Command - apply COPY command to create multiple copies of object equidistant from each other in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Feb 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Routing to BOP Elevations - change compass to flat to hit correct elevation, toggle routing to BOP before applying elevation option, switch back to COP to connect to pumps or other pipes in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Feb 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Where Do You Find Autodesk Impression 3 to Download? - log into Autodesk subscription center to view entire list of product enhancements, scroll through list to locate Autodesk Impression 3 to download, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Setting the Working Folder for Civil 3D Survey Projects Using .NET API - apply SurveyProjectCollection.WorkingFolder API to get or set working folder for survey projects, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Feb 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

InfraWorks 2014 R4 - avail new options for bridge design, drainage design, model builder, watershed analysis, check UI to access select buttons to build, manage, analyze infrastructure model in Civil 3D, Todd Rogers, Total CAD Systems' Blog, Feb 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" mobile workstation has Intel Core i7-4702HQ processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M GPU, 16GB memory, can handle decent sized BIM models, weighs 2kg, AEC Magazine, Feb 17, 2014 (more Dell workstation reviews)

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Wireless - 2 fully customizable buttons, excellent radial menus, supports AEC software like Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Allplan, VectorWorks, Al Dean, AEC Magazine, Feb 17, 2014 (more mice reviews)

A Review - My Experience with My SpaceMouse Wireless - performs just like wired device, excellent battery life, but ability to program buttons to do different functions in different modes of Inventor is desired, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 24, 2014 (more mice reviews)

The New HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476 for Wireless Printing from Mobile Devices - addresses 4 key trends in industry: mobility, cloud and big data, security, change in workflows, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Feb 24, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Using SolidWorks Drawings in SolidWorks Electrical Projects - go to 3D tab to 'create 2D drawing' button, choose drawing template without sheet format, employ crop command to crop view, choose tables, BOM to add tables in smaller views, HRS Blog, Feb 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What is Dissolve SketchText? - select dissolve sketch text in menu to convert annotation into lines, splines in SolidWorks, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Find Folders with Large File Counts in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - split folders into more manageable folder sizes to avail increased browsing performance, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

7 Observations from SolidWorks World - flatten complex surfaces with ExactFlat, faster performance of BOXX computers, 3D printing of lightweight parts by Mcor, DriveWorks handling repetitive tasks, Amanda's manufacturing machine for prototyping, power surfacing by IntegrityWare, Jim Lucas, 3dEngr.com, Feb 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Sefaira's Performance Based Design Platform Now Includes Daylighting Analysis - Q&A with Varun Singh of Sefaira about incorporating daylighting requirements sooner in conceptual design phase, tradeoffs between energy and daylight, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Feb 19, 2014 (more AEC articles)

How Polaris Designs Aggressive Looking Snowmobiles with solidThinking Software - added topology optimization to design tools, reduced number of design iterations, significantly reduced weight of designs, material cost, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, Feb 24, 2014 (more solidThinking articles)

Working with Point Clouds - select file to create point clouds, go to insert tab to attach point cloud, modify density, edit point clouds once attached, assign colors to map point cloud intensity in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Feb 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Opening a P&ID Drawing That was Edited Offline- Avoiding the Update Dialog - merge BLOB into project if drawing is not saved in current project, check if AcDbDatabase is in sync with project database in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Wayne Brill, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

We Plan to View It - employ NCS 'ANNO' major group to adjust sheet, plan set annotation, apply alignment features to annotate Civil 3D features, set alignment view in plan, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Custom Translator Add-in of Inventor, Pt 2 - open data source file, save geometries of Inventor to it, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Basics - Logo in Your Drawing Template - add company logo to drawing template in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding a Custom Hatch Pattern to Revit - save *.pat file in same place as revit.pat file, go to manage tab, choose additional settings, select fill patterns to import file into Revit, James Philip, CADline, Feb 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

TextNote Leader Alignment - create leader for new text, change leader elbow, or combine desired text alignment flags with bit-wise Boolean operations in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The One About Materials and Textures in Revit - build seamless texture maps, apply them to build quality renders in Revit, David Beach, The Architect's Digital Design Guide, Feb 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selection Criteria for Laser Scanning Technology - advantages of selecting right scanning, software technology: measurement coverage, speed, offline, easy-to-understand reporting, quick, simple, cost-effective retrofits, ability to automate, Alex Lucas, MoldMaking Technology, Feb 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Setting Up a Job in Mastercam Mill-Turn - YouTube, Feb 11, 2014 (more Mastercam articles)

SolidWorks Opens Multiple Sessions - associate file types to launcher, ensure that files open in same session when opening by double-clicking or right-clicking, check publication to correct file associations if files open in separate sessions, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Feb 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Flexibility in Non-Linear Fixtures - insert 'c' clip on housing followed by pin in housing deforming clip, thermally expand clip or apply advanced fixture to move clip into place with relative computational efficiency in SolidWorks, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Injection Molding, Many Unknowns: 1 Answer SolidWorks Plastics - assess fill time result that is calculated by default every time while running test, check pressure at end of fill, air trap, cooling time in SolidWorks, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Control Alignment of Pattern Features - model surface with simple extrude to obtain face on screen, check if circle used to drive this surface extrude is same DIA as helix in SolidWorks, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Feb 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enhanced Electrical Documentation with SolidWorks Electrical - learning capabilities of electrical schematic, 3D electrical design compared to traditional, 'dumb' 2D electrical design options, YouTube, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Did You Know That You Can Do This in Solid Edge? - SmartSelect command to select, delete all balloons at once, control the rotation of zoomed in part in large assembly, place dimension between 2 points not aligned horizontally/vertically, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Feb 11, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

AccuSnap - turn on 'enable for fence create' option to work with fences in MicroStation, finding elements by filled interior is new ability in V8i, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 20, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

AECOsim Building Designer - Create Drawing Changes - 'create drawing' tool creates files that only contain required drawing sheet models in SELECTseries 4; SELECTseries 5 will have option to replicate drawing in sheet file, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 20, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Building Materials - 3 Examples That Balance Model and Drawings - use model view options fill override to get ride of all cut fills, separator lines, use pen sets to turn all sections into dumb pochéd cut elements in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Feb 20, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

KeyShot Quick Tip: Depth Pass - achieve realistic depth of field, YouTube, Feb 19, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

Choose Your Own Units for Numeric Inputs on Forms with DriveWorks - launch DriveWorks admin, open project, select form design, click on 'more' icon followed by measurement text box to place control on form, go to behavior section to set native units, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Feb 20, 2014 (more DriveWorks articles)

Batch Plot or Publish in AutoCAD - create page setup, open publish tab, click import in drawing page setup before navigating to drawing location for import, Justin Doughty, CADline, Feb 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Integrating AutoCAD 360 to Improve Project Efficiency, Pt 3 - share drawings through design feed to provide drawing access to every person working in project, view, markup, or provide comments while on job, share punchlists with appropriate people, AutoCAD 360, Feb 17, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Isometric Customization - add new group for instruments to AggregatedList/groups element in IsoConfig.xml file, define category, annotation style before adding rows to BOM table in ISO type title block setup, David Cruze, Hagerman & Company Blog, Feb 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

REFEDIT Zombies - AutoCAD zombie objects are leftover database entries from other AutoCAD variants, Adam Kimber, Feb 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

That's Not the Building I was Looking For - push RVT file to cloud or employ local copy of Navisworks to create view, set options in file readers to deal with file translations, James Wedding, BIMagination, Feb 20, 2014 (more Navisworks articles, Civil 3D articles)

AutoCAD Electrical Symbols on Tool Palettes - employ tool palette to insert blocks, check process to dock icon menu in AutoCAD Electrical to prevent opening it every time while placing symbol, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Feb 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Resolving the Error: 'Cannot Drop the Database KnowledgeVaultMaster Because It is Being Used for Replication' - open SQL server management studio, log into Vault, right click on KnowledgeVaultMaster database to select query, paste code in query window before replacing database with KnowledgeVaultMaster, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 20, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Random Material Generator - set random materials for curtain wall panels in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Translator Add-in of Inventor, Pt 1 - understanding basic structure, differences between standard add-in, translator add-in, creating skeleton of translator add-in by wizard in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Sphere by 3 Points - prepare 3 points, create shape, apply vector one as X axis of plane before creating sketch in Inventor, Brian Ekins, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Open Large CAD Files Faster in Inventor 2014 - enable express mode option before inserting parts or sub-assemblies to load large assembly faster in Inventor, Chris Griffith, Design Engineering, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

3D Printers Rule at SolidWorks World, Pt 1 - short demo of MarkForged Mark One carbon fiber 3D printer, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 13, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printers Rule at SolidWorks World, Pt 2 - introduction to Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 color multi-material 3D printer, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 20, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How 3D Printing is Changing the World of Manufacturing - 3D printing offers more sustainable manufacturing solution compared to conventional methods, expected to become $10.8 billion industry in 2021, Steve Heller, The Motley Fool, Feb 14, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SolidWorks Drawings Basics - create drawing assembly, part using DimXpert, drawing templates, e-drawings in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Feb 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Trace Path - considering example of basic pen plotter in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Finite Element Analysis Reveals Clutch Vibrations - define input data for model including material properties for each part of clutch disc, build 3D model, apply boundary conditions, review results in viewer to identify critical frequencies, mode shapes, Oday Abdullah & Josef Schlattmann, Machine Design, Feb 19, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Why China Wants to Lead the World in 3D Printing - China has built world's largest 3D printer, large scale industrial 3D printers capable of printing titanium alloy structures, including parts used in satellites, rockets, nuclear power plants, John Aziz, The Week, Feb 19, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Why CAD Standards are Important for Your Small Business - CAD features that need standardization in AEC, MCAD areas, learn about CAD standard localization, Shaun Bryant, Line Shape Space, Jan 25, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

NX Quick Tips - Blend Corner - improve quality of 3 or more fillets intersecting in corner, John Baker, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014 (more NX tutorials)

Architecture Anywhere - Roger Williams University in Rhode Island offers well-established architecture course that prepares students for professional careers teaching latest working methodologies, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014 (more AEC articles, jobs and careers articles)

Enabling BIM - successful BIM implementation needs project scheduling software, process transformation, backed up by BIM education program, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Building a Commercial Grade LISP Plugin Installer in 5 Easy Steps - run MyLispPluginSetup.exe located inside new output subfolder, start host application to view command line message at startup that will alert about availability of MYCOMMAND1, MYCOMMAND2, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Feb 18, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Cleaning Up AutoCAD Drawings - employ PURGE, AUDIT, SELECTSIMILAR, WBLOCK commands to remove unused named object, correct drawing errors, select objects with similar properties, save object out of current drawing respectively in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Feb 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a Context Menu Item with an Icon for a Specific AutoCAD Object Type Using .NET - check existence of macro group, cycle through PopMenus, locate table-specific shortcut menu before providing alias between POP500, POP599, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

VBA Macro Compatibility in AutoCAD 2014 64-Bit - AutoCAD 2014 uses Microsoft's VBA 7.1 engine, 32-bit type library/OCX control can't be loaded on 64-bit version, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Review of the Data Standard Extension for Autodesk Vault - extension is for Subscription customers only, standardizes properties presentation, customization, setup may be difficult for beginners, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Feb 19, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Inventor - Knurled 45 Appearance Not Displaying Properly - steps to fix issue, add it to Inventor material library to avoid fixing it every time appearance is added, Adam Forney, PacifiCAD Blog, Feb 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit: Software or Religion? - Revit Technology Conference 2013 attracted most experienced, knowledgeable Revit experts to discuss new approaches to old problems, new ways to bend software to ever more surreal objectives, Paul Woddy, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014 (more Revit articles)

More on Revit API Aspects and Features - creating non-rectangular openings in walls, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Multistory Railings, Pt 2 - discusses 3 flight railing that create railings along with warning, untangle sketch lines, set location line, relative base/top height of stair runs in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Feb 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Come Together: 3 Steps to Harmoniously Link Your DWG Files into Revit - prepare DWG files by checking xrefs, invoking SETBYLAYER, PURGE command, choose between linking vs importing, check colors, layers, import units, positioning while linking DWF files into Revit, Kate Morrical, Line Shape Space, Feb 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Extrusion, Sweep, Revolve, Swept Blend with Revit - discusses 3D components that are required to create custom families in Revit, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Feb 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer: Large Animation Techniques - complete animation in single SMG file, break file into shorter segments, save each segment as AVI file, insert all AVI files into single animation, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Feb 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Setup a Structural Optimization Study  - employ linear static test to define variables, constraints, goals in SolidWorks, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Select Other - selectively turn off faces of complex models to temporarily see into part for better understanding of complex surfaces, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Ruled Surface - A Quick Trick to Make a Complex Cut - removing material, maintaining perimeter of model with curved face in SolidWorks, Phil Grim, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 Tips for CFD Flow Volume Creation - use CAD system to create flow volumes, remove slivers, connect edges, stitch faces, subtract to form flow volume, add inlet, outlet, symmetry faces for internal flow volumes, Richard Smith, Symscape, Feb 18, 2014 (more CFD articles)

KeyShot for IronCAD: Affordable, Realistic Rendering Made Easy - real-time raytracing, instant real world lighting, scientifically accurate materials, can import native file formats, TCT Magazine, Feb 11, 2014 (more IronCAD articles, KeyShot articles)

How Can I Create and Select Openings? - run '_vaOpening' command, specify opening insertion options, insert opening inside wall in model, adding frame component to opening using VisualARQ for Rhino, Francesc Salla, VisualARQ, Feb 18, 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

The Problem with COBie - understanding COBie specifics, structure; limitations: lacks definitions to support infrastructure projects, requires some manual input of data, no validation tools, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Simulation-Driven Conceptual Design - cloud-based Bentley Connect Scenario Services tool can be used to compare dozens of conceptual designs using Bentley, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp models, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Five Reasons to Implement BIM Now - prevents design clashes, construction phase challenges, improves bidding estimates, provides more accurate bids, better resource planning, Synergis, Feb 17, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Importance of Element ID - employ element IDs to clarify element that is organized when scheduling windows, walls or columns in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Feb 19, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Evolution, Pt 2 - Autodesk ventures into cloud, big data, programmatic design, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

How to Insert Doors and Reposition Within a Wall - insert three patio doors in kitchen-dining room, reposition patio doors within wall in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Feb 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Rogue Pipes Catalog Path: AutoCAD Civil 3D - locate registry key, create batch file, right click on registry key file located on network share to form shortcut that will point to registry key file in Civil 3D, Kevin Spear, Synergis, Feb 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Custom CTB and Layers for AutoCAD - tips, tricks to create custom CTB for printing in AutoCAD, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a Context Menu Item with an Icon in AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

6 CAD Tips You Weren't Taught in School - think of creating database, not drawing, automate workflow, make sure data works well with others, always read 'what's new' articles, Brian Benton, Novedge, Feb 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Setting Your Drawing Template as the Default Autodesk Inventor Drawing Template - populate company's template by default instead of standard drawing template every time quick access toolbar is followed by new flyout, drawing is opened in Inventor, Adam Forney, PacifiCAD Blog, Feb 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Cube Puzzle Assemblies - understanding ways to assemble parts in Inventor, YouTube, Feb 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Gherkins for All - lofting with A-frame circles to generate 3 concentric Gherkin shells in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Feb 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Different Revit API Aspects and Features - discusses Revit API compatibility across versions, issues when migrating code from one version of Revit, catching/modifying Revit save as event, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure 2014: Structural Framing - Bracing - pick bracing tool to set correct points when placing cross bracing, employ markers to extend braces to corners of structural frame in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Feb 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Making a Beam Associated with an Edge, Pt 2 - understanding code to update beams when edge geometry changes in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall Sweep Creating Wall Base and Crown Molding in Revit - open wall in elevation or section view before adding sweeps in Revit, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Softer Sofa with Revit, Pt 1 - start new family, select furniture model, create base of sofa before developing other parts in Revit, YouTube, Feb 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Thermal Management Ain't That Hard - creating SolidWorks Flow Simulation CFD model of chip on circuit board, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Feb 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using SolidWorks Library Features to Create Solid Bodies - adding bracket with holes to pair of structural members, Ben Taylor, HRS Blog, Feb 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Replacing Sketch Entities in SolidWorks 2014 - fix issues of dangling references occurring during rebuild due to redrawing part of sketch, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - New Volume Units for Mass Properties - new options for volume units when performing mass property analysis, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - Contact Pressure Plot for 2D Simplification - consider block with set screw mechanism, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP ZBook Review - But What Does the Z Stand For? - impressive, lightweight laptop, HP ZBook has wonderful 'Display Port & ThunderBolt' connectivity but no HDMI port, VGA output is blurry, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Feb 17, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Surface Modeling Pep Backrest - creating backrest using cross curve tool, bending closed curve with hole in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

What I was Surprised to Learn at SolidWorks World 2014 About CAD Data Management - file management tips for beginners, 3 general types of behavior: innocent bystander, getting-educated worrier, one who has it all figured out, Grant Thomas-Lepore, GrabCAD, Feb 17, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Export Your Schedules as Excel Worksheets - save schedules as views in ArchiCAD, bring into new publisher set, set its format to Excel xls, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Feb 12, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Follow-up to Parcel Grading Webcast - Q&A on assigning elevations to parcels, editing wall height, pasting surface data from parcels to overall surface in Civil 3D, Michelle Rasmussen, ASCENT Blog, Feb 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

BIM 360 Dashboards and Reporting - open admin overview to view activities, members dashboards as host admin, avail rich data set that allows cloud-based, cross platform analytics, customizes dashboards based on uses by VDC/BIM manager, project executives, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Feb 15, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Tracing a Connection of a Wire - go to schematic ribbon tab to edit wires/wire numbers panel, tab through each segment of wire equipotential or type 'A' at command line in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Feb 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

3DWalk Through an AutoCAD Model - demo of navigation through AutoCAD model, camera, target positions follow selected spline entity which defines navigation path, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Power of the Function Keys in AutoCAD - understanding 'F' keys, related AutoCAD functions, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Feb 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor Surfacing: Gold Ring with Diamond, Pt 1 - create sketch using lines, arcs, circles, connect sketch segments using coincident image constraint, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 29, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing: Gold Ring with Diamond, Pt 2 - create diamond for ring using octagon, place ring, stone into assembly, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 29, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Create a Material/Appearance - load material/appearance into existing document, fill appearance info in material editor, define material by adjusting color, editing texture, adding image before setting physical properties, David Gate, CADline, Feb 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Extracting Inventor Sheet Metal Extents Via iLogic - paste code in sheet metal template to obtain blank size that can be listed in BOM, applied in costing later in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Feb 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Replacing a Native Inventor Button by a Custom One - Updated - employ custom class that handles button replacement in Inventor, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Cube and Triangular Prism in Autodesk Inventor - learning ways to create assembly by connect parts in Inventor, YouTube, Feb 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create the Cylinder, Half Cylinder, and Cube with Hole in Autodesk Inventor - tips, tricks to model cylinder, cube in Inventor Professional 2013, YouTube, Feb 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Advanced Families in Revit - determine development of custom Revit families based on 'seat time' devoted to task, allows equipment coordination, application of detailer to create initial model, employ Revit as sales tool, Scott Melching, AUGI Library, Feb 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Stick a Pin in It - highlight object, select pin command on modify panel to pin any object, uncheck 'select links' option located under modify command to prevent accidental selection of linked file in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Multistory Stairs - Method 2 - place runs before creating railings, define overall stair, riser height by following second or last level technique, ignore warning message that appears after completing stairs if railings are never to be edited, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Feb 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Wrangling Revisions with Ruby - add new revision to project to include new column with name of revision, check/uncheck revision column to update sheet's revisions, add/delete revision cloud to update sheet log in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Altair Appifies CFD - web-based CFDCalc apps to solve heat sink problems, problem setup is very straightforward, bounded, documented, needs just few inputs, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 11, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Sports, Fluid Flow, and Spheres - studying CFD simulation of flow around sphere, factors affecting trajectory of sphere through air: drag, lift, Richard Smith, Symscape, Jan 30, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Sharing Settings Across a Multi-User Environment in SolidWorks Composer - enable input settings including merge file into one actor per part, import meta-properties, import as bodies, import hidden components, visit default document properties, file preferences to modify settings in SolidWorks Composer, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Configuration Advanced Options - check 'suppress new features and mates' option to suppress any new feature or mate when new configuration is created in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PDM Tech Tips: Sending Email from EPDM Without Locally Hosted SMTP - set Gmail account, install Stunnel on archive server, open 'edit stunnel.conf' to change accept line before confirming SMTP settings, Lindsay Early, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Multi-Sheet Drawing Templates Option New in SolidWorks 2014 - easy document properties setting helps specify which template to use for additional sheets being added to drawing, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

C3D Labs: 'By Experience We are Comparable with the Leaders But We Work Faster' - Q&A with Oleg Zykov, Nikolai Golovanov of C3D Labs: C3D vs other commercial 3D modeling kernels, licensing scheme, quality assurance, technical support of C3D, its application niche, Alexey Ershov, isicad, Feb 12, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

BIMx Docs - impressive hyper-model capability to navigate between 3D view, associated 2D views, app takes full advantage of iPad's inherent features, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 13, 2014 (more ArchiCAD reviews, AEC articles)

HP ZBook 14 - lightweight mobile workstation has 14" display, Intel Core i7-4600U mobile processor, 16 GB SDRAM, 1 TB storage capacity, excellent battery performance, affordable price of $2,399, highly praise by Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Feb 13, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

2014 CAD/CAM Manufacturing Trends - 3D printing will be buzz for long time, 2014 will be year of cloud, immersive virtual reality, online marketplaces, Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect, Jan 25, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

How CNC Machine Works - cut simple form of metal table, design model using CAD program like AutoCAD, enter drawing in CNC machine to start cutting process, check metal part processing using 2D, 3D models, Top CAD Services, Jan 8, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Kenesto PLM Platform Re-Launched - Kenesto adopts OEM product strategy, offers collaboration features with CAD benefits, platform focuses on workflow management, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Feb 13, 2014 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

CFD Flow Volumes and Solid Models - performing stress analysis on cylinder head solid model, Richard Smith, Symscape, Feb 13, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Autodesk-Delcam Acquisition: 'Biggest News in the History of CAM' - Delcam customers will benefit from Autodesk's expertise in design supported by Delcam's knowledge in machining, metrology, Rose Brooke, TCT Magazine, Feb 14, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Updating PipeLabel Style Using Civil 3D API - apply Label.StyleName property to obtain entity object’s style name, update style name to check changes in label style in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Feb 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Exporting an AutoCAD Table to a Unicode CSV Using .NET - select table, location of exported file to create CSV output using TABLEEXPORT2 command in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing: Tennis Ball - tools to create curves, manipulate surfaces of tennis ball in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 27, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Autodesk Inventor Frame Analysis - apply components as part of content center in Inventor, Wasim Younis, YouTube, Feb 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Symmetry Analysis in Autodesk Inventor - check materials, apply constraints, set direction of bearing load before defining symmetry in Inventor, YouTube, Feb 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Daylighting Extension and Splitting with Taps - shorten pipe to remove connection between tap, pipe, cause errors, remove taps, reconnect branch to newly created duct to split pipe/duct with taps in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Randomize Color and Material in Revit - go to curtain panel family to set nested family with generic model type as instance parameter, apply drive parameters as part of conditional statement, select driver instance parameter in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Feb 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Making a Beam Associated with an Edge, Pt 1 - understanding API code to create beam, store information about edge in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Docking Dialog Boxes in Revit 2014 - fix full-width problem, arrange dialog boxes, get back hidden boxes in Revit, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Feb 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge Surfacing: Gold Ring with Diamond, Pt 1 - create outline of ring using lines, arcs, circles, extrude sketch to get overall form of ring, create crown part to hold diamond, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 28, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Surfacing: Gold Ring with Diamond, Pt 2 - create simplistic diamond using octagon, create face style for diamond, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 28, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Surfacing: Tennis Ball - create D shape using line, arc, create sphere using revolved protrusion tool, select sketch as curve to project, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 26, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Have You Ever Used Part Reviewer in SolidWorks? - go to evaluate tab to open part reviewer, click on arrows to check features, sketches of model, activate edit feature name comment option to enter comments, notes, Roger Ruffin Jr, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Another Change in Perspective - import part, open reference coordinate system, choose location for new origin, direction vectors, pick 'correct coordinate system' before saving file as new Parasolid or IGES, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation: Behind the Software with Vibration Analysis - model system as 2 blocks, employ spring connector to check stiffness between masses, restrain motion of system to be 2D, check displacement values to understand results, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Feb 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Movable Spring in SolidWorks - employ single sweep function with 2 sketches to model spring, select swept boss/base feature followed by twist along path, define by turns options, set number of coils required to create spring, Jon Sorocki, CADD Edge, Feb 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

To Manage CAD, Understand Project Deadlines - know end state of project, key pieces of information, insist on getting timeframes for each task, use completion backward principle, share timeline for project with management, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 12, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Design for 3D Printing - consider orientation of model with respect to machine's platen, material thickness while 3D printing part, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Feb 12, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

BIM 360 SDK, Pt 3 - BIM 360 Viewer Component - add BIM layer to any applications without uploading, downloading or installing large files or applications; sample code snippet for display component embed, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Jan 30, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

ACA: Double Click a Tag to Edit Property Data - create new command, edit properties of it, drag property data edit command, drop it on multi-view block node in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Detecting Entities Under Cursor While Selection is Running - invoke bunch of ObjectARX methods to deal with features that get disabled while running Editor.GetEntity in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Creative Process - understand anatomy before modeling parts of body, create animated simulation with accurate dynamics to simulate cloth in head, manage object instances, apply MARI/Max, SSS shaders to paint image, adjust settings in 3ds Max, Ruben Dario Karamanites Arango, AUGI Library, Feb 12, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Inventor Basics - Pack and Go - employ utility that gathers all files from top level before placing in one convenient location for sharing in assemblies, drawings, Clinton Brown, CADline, Feb 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Joint Connections - WebCast Followup - Q&A, tips about assigning limits, name to joints, refining orientation of components, defining reference of motion limits, converting joints to constraints in Inventor, Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Blog, Feb 7, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Repeating Stuff Along a Line - pros, cons of using railing, curtain wall, or divided line in conceptual mass, check process for creating railing or curtain wall in Revit, Jay Polding, Revit in Plain English, Feb 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Schedules Inside and Out in Autodesk Revit - Webcast Follow-up Q & A - sorting by level, exporting schedules, embedding schedule into embedded schedule, appearance implication of sorting, obtaining ceiling height into finish schedule, Martha Hollowell, ASCENT Blog, Feb 12, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Update Now in Labs for Revit Daylighting Analysis (RDA) for LEED Plug-in - 'daylighting' floor plans are automatically created for all levels with rooms that are included in daylighting, Orthographic 3D views behavior is unchanged, overall summary results are shown in information window, Building Performance Analysis, Feb 12, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Lagoa is Building Their Rendering Business from the Cloud Down - Montreal-based cloud rendering company is working with design communities, teaming up with CAD companies to create options for modeling, collaboration, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Feb 12, 2014 (more rendering articles, cloud articles)

The Cloud Changes Everything About Rendering for Product Design - native cloud app accepts native, neutral file formats, UI has controls for materials, textures, lighting, paid version is $50 per month, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Feb 12, 2014 (more rendering articles, cloud articles)

Photorealistic Rendering Has Become an Essential Tool in CAD - IronCAD has 3D visualization tools based on HOOPS technology, alternatively offers integrated, low-cost version of KeyShot for producing high-end visuals based on CAD models, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Feb 12, 2014 (more IronCAD articles, KeyShot articles)

Model Units, Accuracy and Tolerance - configuring tolerance to model efficiently in Rhino, Scott Davidson, Rhinoceros, Feb 12, 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

How Can I Create a Custom Profile? - draw closed, planar curve, choose 'profile from curve' option, specify name for new profile in VisualARQ for Rhino, Francesc Salla, VisualARQ, Feb 11, 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 20 - dimensions from tangent edges of arc/circle, create parts in context of assembly, copy all of referenced files of assembly to new directory, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks' Power Hide Tool - open assembly, put cursor over part, press tab key to hide part in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 20: Rendering the Log Cabin Assembly - changing appearances, scenes in log-cabin assembly before rending it in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Toolbox - Convert Toolbox Part to a Regular Part File - change internal document property in part file so that it is not recognized as toolbox part, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Solar Access Study - apply sun to model to check its appearance depending on location in world, date, time, Tyler Young, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Review: Materialise Magics 18 - 3D printing software contains data fixing, manipulation tools, assists with cutting, splitting, adapting large components to fit within specific build envelope, can optimize 2D build platform, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 5, 2014 (more rapid prototyping reviews)

The Russian and Global Engineering Software Markets Through the Eyes of the isicad Readers - Autodesk was most often mentioned brand, release of NanoCAD, establishment of Nanosoft USA was considered most important event of Russian market of engineering software, David Levin & Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Feb 11, 2014 (more CAD media articles)

Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF - impressive entry-level workstation consists of Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 processor, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K600 graphics card, 1TB HDD, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 3, 2014 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

DS Acquiring Growth to Bolster Lackluster Organic Performance - Dassault is looking to continuing adoption of V6, return to growth in SolidWorks, its diversification into new industries to boost growth to better levels, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 11, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

NX Quick Tips - Ribbon Customization - add new tab for shapes, customize icons size, YouTube, Feb 10, 2014 (more NX tutorials)

Add Attributes for Plant Objects - download attributes file, open the attribute manager, select attributes, append, apply changes in ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Feb 11, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How Can I Assign Different Materials to the Different Components of a Door or a Window? - assign materials to objects 'by layer' from layer dialog box or individually 'by object' from properties dialog box after selecting object in VisualARQ for Rhino, Francesc Salla, VisualARQ, Feb 7, 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

Autodesk Core 1.0: Successor to ShapeManager, or Toy for Enthusiasts? - ShapeManager lacks parallelization capabilities, Autodesk must improve voxel-based approach, solve precision issue, before further development of Core, Nikolay Snytnikov, isicad, Feb 10, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles, MCAD articles)

Integrating AutoCAD 360 Into Every Phase of a Project, Pt 1 - pre-bid/bid, contract phase: receive, store electronic drawing files, visit site, generate, present proposal, AutoCAD 360, Feb 11, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Integrating AutoCAD 360 to Improve Project Efficiency, Pt 2 - planning, design phase: take detailed notes, photos on site, access new drawing files and/or drawings received during previous phase, develop, overlay schemes onto Drawings, AutoCAD 360, Feb 11, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Convert to DWG R14 with TrueView - activate DWG convert after installing TrueView, click conversion setup to set new conversion setup name, select continue to check setup options in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

What is Shut-off Pressure in a Pump? - map flow rate to obtain performance curve, employ suction, discharge pressure gauge to measure shut-off pressure in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Antony Thomas, Piping Info, Feb 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Could SolidWorks Teach Inventor a Thing or 2 About Modeling Augers and Feedscrews? - focusing on variable pitch augers, segmented augers, feedscrews for moving cylindrical/elliptical objects down production line, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Feb 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Delete Suppressed Components - employ code to ensure that master LOD of MainAsm document doesn’t contain components suppressed in LevelOfDetail1 LOD in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Tip: Replacing References in Inventor - open 2 similar parts drawing, open detailed drawing of first part, save existing detail before replacing selected models referenced in current document, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Sheets: C++/MFC - create new drawing sheets, count number of sheets, determine size, type properties of sheet, remove/delete sheet from drawing, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Sheets: C++/CLI - add, count, list, activate, remove drawing sheets in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014: Wall Material Alignment - employ align tool, tab key to align facing brick pattern on cavity wall in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Feb 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Getting 2 Different Kinds of Joined Elements - employ LocationCurve.get_ElementsAtJoin method to determine elements joined to current one at end of its location curve in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Automating the Building Maker Workflow - create face walls on non-horizontal surfaces, mass floors for all levels in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

27 Minutes (and a Makerbot) to Make a Badge Silencer at SolidWorks World 2014 - author designed model in SolidWorks 2014, created Makerbot compatible print file, printed silent badge, Cabe Atwell, SolidSmack, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Routing - Custom Components and the Piping & Tubing Database - copy routing component from default SolidWorks library, implement necessary changes before visiting routing component wizard to run SolidWorks component, Ben Taylor, HRS Blog, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2014 - Model Mania Challenge - various steps involved in modeling part keeping feature tree flexible enough to accommodate edits in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Animating Rotary Motion in SolidWorks - break 360-degree movement into four 90-degrees segment, apply rotary motion driver instead of explicit positioning, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Break a Derived Part in SolidWorks - apply 'insert part' function from insert drop down menu or drag part into blank part from file explorer tab located on SolidWorks task pane, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Importing Files Into SolidWorks, Pt 2 - try to obtain Parasolid while importing files, employ STEP instead of IGES translation method while opening smooth surface or non-prismatic shape, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basic Techniques in SolidWorks: Learning Fillets - create face fillet before forming constant size fillets on sharper edges of model, employ variable radius fillet on edge to give model character in SolidWorks, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Profile Manager in ArchiCAD 17 - reducing custom profiles, simplifying store profile behavior, James Badcock, Shoegnome, Feb 10, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Completely Acquires Delcam - Q&A about advantage Delcam gets from being acquired by Autodesk, plan to put Delcam technology into Autodesk software, channel for handling Delcam products, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 11, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Why is TinkerCAD So Slow? - Tinkercad was not originally built to run on Core kernel, speed appears unable to compensate for problems in scaling, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 11, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, MCAD articles)

Quick Tip: Editing Quick Properties Content - select Mtext, click quick properties followed by customize button to open CUI, check background mask box in properties section before saving changes in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Feb 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD's In-Canvas Viewport Controls, Pt 2 - change viewing angle, go to visual style manager to navigate around drawing faster in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Feb 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Error While Installing Autodesk Design Suites - log in as local admin, re-download software using Google Chrome, employ USB/media of software on actual user machine to avoid network disturbance, ensure that computer is updated, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 10, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Job Processor: Unknown Error During Publish - log into Job Processor machine, suspend Inventor process before exiting Job Processor, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Some Views are Related - check layer scheme to make publication of CAD files consistent, employ major group to reduce layer/style issues, apply layers related to root layers to hold view feature component variations in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 10, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Max Morgan: A Minimalist Guide to Rendering in 3ds Max - introduces basic viewport, object manipulation tools, re-open scene without saving changes to navigate to next step, reconstruct camera, set background image, reflections, apply iRay material, shadows to add rendering effects, Peter Crawley, Design and Motion, Feb 10, 2014 (more 3ds max articles)

Linking a User Parameter Via iLogic - create parameter that will host required part numbers, right click on added parameter to select 'make multi-value,' add part numbers before creating iLogic rule in Inventor, Mark Dooley, Hagerman & Company Blog, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Mirror Component in Assembly - create derived component from parent part, insert it by mirroring selected plane in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 9, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Finger Yoga: Making Better Perspective Images - hold ctrl, shift, F3 while in perspective mode, drag left-click of mouse to notice change in depth in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Fabrication of Frame for Table by Frame Generator in Autodesk Inventor - application of insert frame member, miter corners, trim, extend to face, notch tools in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 Export 3D DGN - locate Revit.ini file to open help files, adjust settings to enable Revit to output 3D DGN files, Justin Doughty, CADline, Feb 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: How to Schedule Generic Annotation - utilize note block schedule to create generic annotation object for notes, go to create panel, click schedules followed by note block to select symbol, add fields to adjust schedule properties, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Lots of Views, Families and Booleans - Q&A regarding representing real objects in plans, adding annotations in view, displaying perspectives of same element, geometry inspections while debugging in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulations Pinpoint Wind Turbine Vantage Points - CFD simulation helps in accurate assessment of wind resources in built-environment, Phys.org, Feb 2014 (more CFD articles)

The Aerodynamics of a Football - STAR-CCM+ simulation software used for CFD analysis of ball flight, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, Jan 31, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Helping a Friend with SolidWorks 2014 - open assembly in SolidWorks 2014, save file before applying sphere mate feature to select tangent option for spherical surfaces, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Feb 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Configuration Based Weldment Profiles - employ new functionality to create new profiles with configuration method in SolidWorks, Jon Crookes, Solid Solutions, Feb 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 19: Assembling the Roof - place roofing onto log cabin, render log cabin assembly for more realistic look, YouTube, Feb 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP's Z230: The Workstation Market Leader's Entry-Class Deskside - comparison with Lenovo E32SFF, BOXX 4150 XT workstations; substantial differences in GPU, memory were differentiating facor, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Feb 4, 2014 (more HP workstation review, Lenovo workstation reviews, BOXX workstation reviews)

Solid Edge Surfacing: Perfume Flask, Pt 1 - create shape using arcs, parallel plane to XY plane, create smoother BlueSurfs, changes shape to conform to selected curve, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 22, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Site Standards #2 - Custom Variables - use variable generator in Bentley Configuration Explore to make best use of existing variables, create custom variable by adding valid statement in Company_Standards.cfg in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 5, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Top Methods for Achieving Compliance Through Quality Inspection - documentation process of first article inspection report (FAIR); learning about quality management standards by industry, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Feb 7, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

What Hardware do We Need to Run Our Program? - includes advantages, disadvantages of having multiple monitors, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Feb 7, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Autodesk Completes Delcam Acquisition, Increases Its Footprint in CAM Sector - worthwhile investment of $286 million, Delcam is expected to continue sales, distribution with its own channel, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Feb 6, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Infraworks Offerings Got You Confused? - choose Design Suites offerings or rental option depending upon collaboration needs, Land Development Engineering, Feb 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Introducing the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 New Modern, Immersive User Interface - employ intelligent tools to organize commands that promote completion of task or phase of work, deploy Scaleform that allows animation for visual feedback, vector-based iconography, Eric Fain, BIMagination, Feb 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Making Custom Entity GripMode Aware - implement custom entity to enable GripModes that operates on embedded entity in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Modify the Walls - open options panel, search AEC object settings tab, turn on autosnap new wall/autosnap grip edited justification lines before saving drawing, invoke copy style command to modify wall in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Feb 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Random Object Colors in 3ds Max - go to customize, preferences, general tab to uncheck 'default to by layer for new nodes' option, select object color in object creation panel to change colors of existing objects in 3ds Max, CADforum, Feb 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing: Automobile Bonnet - use control vertex spline image to create curve, create 2 planes on each side of YZ plane, draw curve in one of planes, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Linking Presentation File Colors to Assembly Colors in Autodesk Inventor - locate options to link views in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Lookup Tables: A Formula for Success - formatting lookup table, importing, referencing lookup table in Revit, using multiple lookup values, Kelli Lubeley, AUGI Library, Feb 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Exporting to CAD with Overrides - create filters for every different panel types, assign filters to match colors of panels for surface pattern color in Revit, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Multistorey Stair Railings, Pt 1 - separate railings into 2 parts, edit outside railing, delete segment associated with extra run, host non-multistorey railings by level in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Feb 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Web Workshop, Tech Summit Plans and Security - switch on users management, credential handling in cloud database, implement new more generic BIM editor with added functionalities in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Systemes Revenue Up 5% for Quarter and Year - with 16 acquisitions in 2 years, Dassault seeks to double addressable market for expanding array of services, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 6, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

Importing Files Into SolidWorks - understanding different file formats like DXF, DWG, STEP, ACIS, IGES that SolidWorks can import, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Customize Your SolidWorks Toolbars - go to tools menu to customize toolbars, shortcut bars, commands, menus, keyboard, mouse gestures in SolidWorks, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - Simplifying Workflows Using Workflow Links - add workflow link to send file to separate workflow, specify target workflow, state when creating workflow link in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Feb 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

2014 SolidWorks Composer is Here: How to Install on a Computer Without SolidWorks? - select 'individual' mode of installation, avoid entering serial number of software, check SolidWorks Composer to expand Composer options, show SolidWorks translator, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Existing Geometry in Assemblies and Weldments - learning interface simulation, customization, problem setup, linear static assumptions, solving, viewing results, Simulation Xpress in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, YouTube, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Static Simulation Using SolidWorks Premium - apply in-context relations to design part based on its interaction with other parts, Solid Professor Blog, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Women in Engineering: Six Women Share Their Stories - talk about selecting engineering field, reasons for success, working in predominately male industry, tips for women in engineering starting out, Kim Douglas, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 6, 2014 (more engineering articles)

Creating an IFC Parameter: Hyperlinks and ArchiCAD, Pt 5 - create schedule, set up criteria, add IFC parameter to saved favorites, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Feb 6, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Ultimate Benchtop CNC Mini Mill, Pt 4: Motion Performance - compile set of cutting scenarios, record feeds, speeds needed, use spreadsheet to compile scenarios, G-Wizard calculator to generate data, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Feb 6, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Simulation Runs are a Key Step Before Running Your CAM Program for Real - adjust speeds, feeds, sequential order of steps, type or size of tool, Richard Williams, Engineering.com, Feb 6, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Ribbon Bar Tips - NX9 - exploring home tab for modeling module, customizing ribbon, YouTube, Feb 6, 2014 (more NX tutorials)

User-Less Login to PLM 360 - log in once as human, save off OAuth access token, which is as good as being logged in to system, token can be renewed up to 14 days after issue, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Feb 6, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Password Protect Your AutoCAD Drawing - open drawing, click 'save as' followed by tools on top right corner to select security options, provide password while availing other options to encrypt AutoCAD drawing properties, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Create a 3D Rim in AutoCAD 2013, Pt 1 - create 2D drawing with right measurements of rim, apply LINE, ROTATE, MOVE, MIRROR, OFFEST commands to convert 2D drawing into 3D, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLISP: Change Text Styles - understanding format to run routine, function to change objects that are set to modify one text style to another text style in AutoLISP, AutoCAD Tips, Feb 6, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Revizto: Effortless 3D Collaboration in Revit - add-in program converts Revit, SketchUp models into interactive 3D environments, allows user to explore BIM model without having original software, export 3D view from Revit project to Revitzo after installing it, Michael Anonuevo, Club Revit, Feb 6, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit Multistorey Stairs - Method 1 - create one-storey stair, change 'multistory top level' property from none to upper level, apply tread number tool to select real stair runs, add landing at top of defined stair, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Feb 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Add the Legacy Behavior for Gathering File Dependencies Based on File Revision in Vault 2014 - select released, non-released biased option located under 'uses tab' in Vault client's explorer window that employs released data, newer edits for related files respectively, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 6, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Job Processor - Sync Properties Not Allowed on Non-Tip Versions - pause JobProcessor, change file from work in progress to 'for review,' send job to queue, change file state again to 'released' in Vault, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Feb 6, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault - Data Standard Extension - learning about subscription add-in available in Vault professional 2014, Chris Atherton, YouTube, Feb 4, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Bernard Charles on 'the Future of Designing in SolidWorks' - thoughts on move into Mechanical Conceptual, how childhood in French countryside helped shape future of Dassault CEO, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks PhotoView 360 - Make Big Differences with Small Adjustments - go to basic tab of edit scene property manager to set image, background, adjust floor to ground image correctly, rotate environment to move light source around object, adjust rendering brightness, scene reflectivity, Daryl Speed, HRS Blog, Feb 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

EPDM - Simplifying Workflows Using Workflow Links - add workflow link to send file to separate workflow representing logical section of main workflow in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Feb 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Learning SolidWorks: My First Drawing - accept 3D perspective of part before breaking it down to 2D drawings, create section views of 2D angle by clicking on center line of view, sliding section away from original drawing, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer BOM - control parts list in SolidWorks Composer, Robert McGaughey, YouTube, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Build It, and They Will Come - multi-material additive manufacturing will introduce new levels in 3D printing industry, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more 3D printing articles)

Three Levels of BIM Implementation - consider project, business, national levels, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Feb 5, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Create a Floor Finishes Schedule - using scheme settings in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Feb 6, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Model Wind Inside a Stadium Using Autodesk Flow Design - visualize wind behavior, simulate air flow around vehicles, buildings, outdoor equipment, consumer products, or other objects inside virtual wind tunnel, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

When a Version is Just a Version, and a Revision is More - versions vs revisions, versions occur automatically during check-in while revisions are controlled version that happen once approved, assign category to file to allow revision management within Vault, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Feb 5, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inserting a Cell Range from an Excel Sheet as an AutoCAD Table Using .NET - open table, update data link from table, select XLS(X) file, display name of file, contained sheets in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Skip Invalid Element Generation Using Failure API - set resolution on each failure, test if invalid elements can be deleted, apply FailuresAccessors.ResolveFailures to resolve failures in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

Get Option Names and Values Supported by Inventor Translator Addins Via API - obtain DWF addin, activate addin, check if translator has 'SaveCopyAs' options before printing values in Inventor, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a Notch of Mug in Autodesk Inventor - employ 2D, 3D sketches, work planes, work points, 3D surfaces along with boundary patch tool, sculpt feature to complete model in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Loft Tool, Pt 1 - open assembly file, activate create component tool to form new part, select base plane for new component before picking projected model edges in graphics window in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Loft Tool, Pt 2 - understanding process to create handle on curve surface of model by adding some 2D sketches, work planes, loft feature in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2014, Pt 1: Software on Stage - SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual launched, top 10 most-desired enhancements to SolidWorks, features in SolidWorks 2015, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Finally Takes Center Stage - drawbacks of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 19 - press space bar to bring up orientation dialog box, when dimensioning, position text without orientation changing, turn off entity selection filter toolbar, active filters, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flipping Normal: A Fresh Perspective to SolidWorks Sketches and Mates - apply option to control XY orientation of sketches, positive Z for extrusions, mate alignment when replacing components sketches, faces, flip normal from reference planes, context menu in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Rename and Move SolidWorks Files? - launch SolidWorks Explorer to search for any additional documents that reference file that is renamed or moved, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Setup SolidWorks Drawing Border Properties - import DWG/DXF file to set drawing border in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 18: Assembling a Large Type of Roof Support - assemble 3rd type of roof support, create storage shed that is attached to log cabin in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Options for Dealing with Deleted Child Features - demonstrates advanced functionalities for handling deleted child features in SolidWorks 2014, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Folders in SolidWorks EPDM - apply values from parent folder into files, fine-tune file selection, MCAD.com, Feb 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Add an Assembly That Uses Already Vaulted Components - move file into vault, identify files that already exist, update assembly references to use new files in SolidWorks EPDM, MCAD.com, Feb 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The Best of Both Worlds - automotive manufacturers have embraced integrated workflow that combines both direct, indirect 3D modeling capabilities, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Performance in a Petite Package - Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF has dual-core 3.4GHz Intel Core i3-4130 CPU, Windows 8 Pro, integrated Intel HD graphics, 4GB of memory, price starts at $749, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Collaborate on Simulation Data - simulation data management challenges, best practices: collaboration via access to data, resources, enhancing knowledge capture, Sanjay Angadi, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

Animation Organization Techniques - revisit selection sets, filters to help organize, edit animations in 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, Feb 4, 2014 (more 3DVIA articles)

First Look: The Markforged 'Mark One' Carbon Fiber 3D Printer at SolidWorks World 2014 - can print strength-sensitive parts for high-stress applications, will be available for $4,999, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 3, 2014 (more 3D printing articles)

Multi-Pole/Multi-Level Terminal Blocks - learn ways to associate terminals for multi-pole terminal block, apply editor tool to place block footprint, go to terminal properties database editor to edit terminal properties in AutoCAD Electrical, Rick France, Hagerman & Company Blog, Feb 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD 2014: Cartesian Workspace - enter points directly on command line with absolute, relative or polar coordinates in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, Feb 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Dimension by Pick Box - draw single line, invoke DIMLIN command, hit enter button instead of selecting 1st endpoint, select line with pick box to place dimension, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip: Quantity Takeoff and Costing Spreadsheet - set unique hatch layer, hatch boundary layer for each treatment, apply BCOUNT tool from express tools to expand AutoCAD tool set, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Feb 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Reset AutoCAD to Default Settings on Windows 8? - browse location to select AutoCAD folder, double click on reset settings to set default icon, Kelar Pacific Blog, Feb 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Scripting Scenario - utility program to combine multiple scripting languages, COD script to obtain fabrication item information in AutoCAD, Reysteve Garcia, AUGI Library, Feb 4, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Error on Project File When Opening Inventor Files from Vault - workaround is to edit Vault explorer configuration file, add key value to 'app settings' section, re-start Vault explorer, Kevin Jaufmann-Ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Feb 4, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Revit: Plotting Views with an Image Underlay - select linked file to create view, pick host file to set visual style to wireframe, link display settings to custom before setting overrides for model categories, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Deleting Unnamed Non-Hosting Reference Planes - construct parameter filter to obtain unnamed reference planes, grab elements as ReferencePlane instances, invoke DeleteIfNotHosting method to perform deletion in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

3 Things You Should Know About SolidWorks Search Routines - avoid leaving lot of files open as it slows down system, go to system options, file locations to select folder, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: A Change in Perspective - set position of part/assembly in view-port to desired orientation, activate view orientation menu to highlight view to be replaced in SolidWorks, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM Data Card Display Options - apply 'update all configurations' checkbox to show variable value, customize display options to display custom file properties tab by default in SolidWorks, Andrew Bornstein, MCAD Tech Blog, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Installing SolidWorks Electrical 2014 Via Admin Image - open 1st window of installation manager to select 'server products' that will reveal options for installing SolidWorks Electrical server software, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Save Time on the Middleman with SolidWorks Inspection - automates process of creating formal, informal inspection reports, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Design Automation with DriveWorks for SolidWorks - Rule Spotlight: The IF Statement - employ IF statement to evaluate argument, return value as true/false in DriveWorks, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 17: Assembling Another Type of Roof Support - ways to assemble roof support suitable for larger log cabins in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Tale of Three Monitors - HP offers Z24i, Z27i, Z30i monitors with in-plane switching displays, 16:10 aspect ratio, excellent color, grayscale, no pixel defects, ENERGY STAR-qualified, price starts from $339, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more LCD display reviews)

Automate Design Changes with DriveWorksXPress - build model with desired variables, reuse sketches or geometry, utilize formulas to control dimensions, Tyler Braginton, HRS Blog, Feb 3, 2014 (more DriveWorks articles)

Vectorworks Tip: Preferences - Interactive Appearance Settings - see which objects are selected, which ones are preselected, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Feb 4, 2014 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Running a Script with One Click - write script, add it to quick access toolbar, add routines to ACADDOC.LSP, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Feb 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

ACA/AMEP: Scale Changing Display Configuration - go to drawing utilities to select drawing setup, set scale in scale tab, display configurations in model space, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Overview of Reports in AutoCAD Electrical - categorizes report as schematic, panel types, verify filtering by installation or location code as it can limit reported components, invoke report format setup command to create .set files, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Feb 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture Detail Components Problem and Solution - download, run detail component manager fix file before merging file into Windows registry, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Feb 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Gherkin Revisited - break circular volumes 2 halves, apply 'tab select' to pick, divide curved surfaces before creating simple pattern based curtain patterns in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Feb 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Project Perpendicular Origin Planes Into Sketch - VBA code to project origin planes that are perpendicular to sketch in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Making Use of the OldVersions File in Autodesk Inventor - open file in OldVersions folder, select 'restore old version to current version' option before editing project file from getting started tab in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

FEA Loading Tips - understanding loading types, avoid point loads, mapping from external data, consider alternative loading methods, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Accuracy and Checking in FEA, Pt 2 - run auxiliary thermal, gravity analyses, perform postprocessing checks on element results, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2014 (more FEA articles)

The Business Case for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - Dassault Systemes must offer attractive pricing for SolidWorks customers to sample 3D experience platform in large numbers, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

First Look: eDrawings Meetings for SolidWorks with Rick Chin at SolidWorks World 2014 - eDrawings Augmented Reality viewer can display model in real-world size against real-world background, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

What We Found Out About SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual (and the Future of SolidWorks) - SolidWorks is central application, Mechanical Conceptual compliments workflow by adding specific abilities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Why is SolidWorks 'Crashing' - click on view tab in task manager, select columns, tick GDI objects to view current number of GDI objects being used by each process in task manager, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Fatigue Analysis: What You Need to Know? - high cycle fatigue requires S-N curve or stress vs number of cycles curve, approach is applicable for components designed for high cycle operation in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks: Replace Components Without Mate Errors - avoid creating replacement components from scratch, employ datum geometry for mates or replace components with named entities to find references, resolver mates in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Piping Automatically in SolidWorks - understanding routing, piping, tubing in SolidWorks, Alex Aprigliano, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Updating the Vault - lock vault to prevent users from logging into vault during update, check 'validate vault' option from vault admin tool, stop SolidWorks workgroup PDM service before creating backup of vault, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Feb 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Who's Logged Into Your EPDM Vault - create new vault with default set of data, employ drag, drop to copy, paste search card from one vault to another, run 'show users' search in SolidWorks standalone EPDM search window, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Neater Approvals: It's All in the Transition Name - create variable on data card to specify file type in SolidWorks EPDM, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Searching for SolidWorks Configurations by Name in EPDM - open complete search card, view history tab to enable 'complete search' search card function in SolidWorks EPDM, InFlow Technology, Feb 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

What Skills Does a Teamcenter Administrator Need? - distinguish between different types of Teamcenter administrators: database, server, data model, application, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Feb 2, 2014 (more Teamcenter articles)

Auditing Your ArchiCAD Model Using Building Materials and Surfaces - benefits of using building material and surface naming: no text on drawings, matching drawing legends, schedules are exported for specification writer, Nathan Hildebrandt, Shoegnome, Jan 23, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Sealing Successful FEA - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions offers FEA software to provide reliable seal-related modeling on per application basis, Product Design & Development, Jan 21, 2014 (more FEA articles)

A Successful Leader's Philosophy for Sustainability - Q&A with Bernard Charles of Dassault Systemes about concept of imagining, harmony, effect of leadership, philosophy on employees at company, Sustainability, Jan 28, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

MarkForg3D Prints Carbon Fiber Parts, Rocks SolidWorks World - little startup gets attention at public debut, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 31, 2014 (more 3D printing articles)

Getting the Length of the Pipe Center Lines in an AutoCAD Drawing, Pt 3 - add new class to collect 'section' data, CTRLINES2 command to select pipe section, generate centerline for newly-selected section, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Adding a Custom Hatch Pattern to AutoCAD - create dimensioned layer of existing hatch pattern, save file before placing it in support folder where acad.pat, acadiso.pat are located, James Philip, CADline, Jan 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLISP: Rotate Multiple Objects Around Their Base Point - load routine, invoke ROTMULT before selecting entities to rotate, enter positive, negative number to rotate objects counter-clockwise, clockwise respectively, AutoCAD Tips, Feb 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Speak Up - encourage co-workers, companies to share their Civil 3D improvement suggestions with software designers, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Jan 31, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D - Remove Specific Station Labels - hold ctrl key to pick specific labels, press delete key to remove labels, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Quickly Create Work Plane Grid - import Inventor.SelectionFilterEnum, turn on origin planes, obtain start plane from user before creating work planes in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Jan 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Set Divergence Points When Modeling Products in Inventor - apply outside-in approach to develop model design, derive original wing into multiple part files that are linked to original, invoke derive command before modeling options without affecting original, Jeff Stueck, Cadalyst, Jan 31, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Dome Roof Using Revit - obtain mass family from library, select elevation view to adjust shape of dome, invoke roof by face command before picking faces of top of dome, adjust graphic display options, Matt Johnson, Hagerman & Company Blog, Jan 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Getting Revit MEP to Warn About Overloading Breaker - select power command button to create circuit with one receptacle, change frame parameter to match rating parameter, pick 'add to circuit' button from edit circuit panel before finishing editing circuit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Jan 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 Detail Number - select detail number on section marker, visit properties to update detail number to desired name/number, else install Revit update 2, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The GEOM_VISIBILITY_PARAM Visibility Settings - access visibility by applying built-in parameter that FamilyInstances residing in family document provides, check RevitLookup for changes in parameter values in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Scope Box Issues with Disciplines - create annotation symbol or detail component to compliment matchlines associated with scope boxes, check edit button for views visible in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Feb 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

On Surface and Edge IDs in SolidWorks - discusses issues associated with missing mate references, rebuild errors in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Jan 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Favorites - Rotate Components in Exploded Views - apply feature to drag component(s) to exploded position, rotate components within 1 explode step in SolidWorks, Jordan Winger, HRS Blog, Feb 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Could Cause Files to Open in Separate SLDWORKS.EXE Sessions? - close all sldworks.exe sessions, start SolidWorks as administrator, select tools, options to restore file associations, apply SolidWorks launcher to open files, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Section Tool Exclude Option - ability to exclude items from selection process, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PLM Extends to the Scientific Lifecycle as Dassault Systemes Acquires Accelrys - Accelrys offers scientific lifecycle management, integration with PLM may offer scientific innovation, discovery, simulation to product-level innovation, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 30, 2014 (more PLM articles)

The Five-Box Trick in an ANSYS nCode DesignLife Fatigue Simulation - understanding basic steps of ANSYS nCode DesignLife workflow, summarized into 5 general categories, Daniel Shaw, ANSYS, Jan 30, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

InRoads Tip: V8i SS2 Feature Editing - Radius Returns - editing surfaces to get composite model, Ronald Brys, Envision CAD, Jan 30, 2014 (more InRoads articles)

Door and Window Markers - go to document, set model view to select model view options that display same modeled elements in different ways in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Jan 31, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Linking Components with a Dashed Link Line - apply edit/hide attributes command to turn on visibility of selected attributes, go to schematic tab, insert components panel to link components with dashed line in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Jan 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Getting the Length of the Pipe Center Lines in an AutoCAD Drawing, Pt 2 - C# code to define updated CTRLINES command, new GSL command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Detecting .Net Command Duplicates Programmatically - employ .Net reflection capabilities to find duplicates, load dll that contains duplicates using FindCmdDuplicates path in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

ACA: MNL Files Have Moved in 2014 - now installed in AutoCAD 2014 support folder, MNL file is used to undefine, redefine several AutoCAD commands, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Plant 3D: How to Customize the Line Number to Match a Client Standard - create new format for P3D line group default, uncheck 'use target object's property' check box, generate concatenation string with previously formed custom tag before showing new format on isometric, Brian Lister, Industrial Piping Design Blog, Jan 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

How to Show a U-Shaped Ditch in Profile View - form polyline that matches alignment, create feature line from alignment, select polyline to assign elevations, pick surface, profile view before clicking 'project objects to profile view' in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Simulation Mechanical - Adjust Inventor Parameters - invoke dialog containing all Inventor parameters, adjust thickness parameter to close gap between contact surfaces, click update button to apply changes, rebuild model, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Vector of Minimum Distance - code to create 2 work points to represent points obtained from GetMinimumDistance function in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 30, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Pictures are Worth How Many Words? - drag, drop functionality of form editor to build form, adjust image formats, picture properties, employ picture folder along with picture tool to display multiple images in Inventor, Randy Mabery, If This Then That, Jan 30, 2014  (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Contour Flange and Contour Roll Tool in Autodesk Inventor - contour flange, roll tool to create flange on basis of sketch profile, revolve open sketch profile respectively, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 27, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Sweep Tool and Circular Pattern Tool in Autodesk Inventor - application of 2D sketches, work planes, extrude, fillet, sweep, circular pattern tools to create new part, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 27, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Remote: How It Saved Bacon - Where Bacon = Time - Remote installs quickly, provides faster connection while working remotely with computers within network on regular basis, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 30, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Future Proofing the Building Coder Samples - dimension 2 opposing parallel walls, select first wall followed by second wall at point where dimensioning is to be created, apply FindReferencesByDirection to determine wall face references in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Disconnecting an API Addin or Macro Updater from a Revit Project Where the Code is No Longer Available - open central with audit, click 'do not warn' option before saving file as central with different filename, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Stratasys Introduces Objet 500 Connex3 3D Printer - new materials, colors can be achieved by printing droplets of 3 base materials in specific patterns, to be shipped in second quarter of 2014, list price is $330,000, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Jan 29, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mark Forg3D's Mark One: World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer - parts printed in composites are 20 times stiffer, 5 times stronger than common 3D printing material, will be available for $5,000, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Jan 28, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - SolidWorks 2015 Reveal - split command now cuts surfaces, ability to define asymmetric fillets, convert spline to style spline without replace or delete, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 3 Recap - top 10 most requested features in SolidWorks, highlights of SolidWorks 2015, Natalia Kostylev, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Transfer and Deactivate Instructions - transfer license from old computer, activate SolidWorks on new computer, CAD MicroSolutions, Jan 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Hidden Gem - Ambient Occlusion Render - visualize areas of design with lesser light, helps bring added depth in terms of shadows to render, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ANSYS & 3D Printing: Converting Your ANSYS Mechanical or MAPDL Model Into an STL File - employ UPGEOM command to move nodes to deformed position, create macro to form STL of deformed geometry, apply FE modeler to check distorted mesh, set color contours, scaling while smoothing STL surfaces, Eric Miller, PADT Blog, Jan 29, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

GrabCAD, SimScale Challenge Promotes Cloud-Based Design - participants to design underrun protection device for trucks that will be measured on weight, stiffness, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Jan 29, 2014 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

InRoads Tip: GEOPAK Corridor Modeling - Cross Section Annotation - annotating cross sections generated using corridor modeler in GEOPAK SELECTseries 2, Ronald Brys, Envision CAD, Jan 29, 2014 (more InRoads articles)

3D Printing in Color - Projet X60 offers powder-based printing technology to create vibrant color models, Projet 4500 prints with ready-to-use, flexible, plastic material, Objet500 Connex3 can use up to 46 colors in single prototype, Jack Wolf, MasterGraphics, Jan 29, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AutoCAD: Point Filters - employ object snaps to provide AutoCAD location for X, Y, Z before other locations are selected, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Paper Space Hidden by Modelspace Wipeout - check 'plot paperspace last' box under plot options to ensure that paper space is plotted last in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, Jan 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip: 2 Reasons Not to Use the Defpoints Layer - failure to select anything in defpoints layer if layer 0 gets frozen, creation of new $AUDIT-BAD-LAYER when AUDIT command is invoked in AutoCAD, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Jan 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Boost Your AutoCAD Productivity with an AutoLISP Program File - drag AutoLISP file onto AutoCAD drawing, apply APPLOAD command to load file into startup suite or modify acaddoc.lsp file to load AutoLISP file, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Jan 28, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Auto Export Driven Dimension Value to Excel - associate driven dimension with reference parameter, create rule that will be recognized as driving rule for DrivenWidth in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 29, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

'Replace Some' Components in Inventor 2014 - open VBA editor, right-click on modules folder in browser to select insert module, paste code in new module before editing editor, click macros in tools ribbon to run macro, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Jan 29, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Copy iProperties from Updated Templates to Existing Inventor ipt, iam Files - go to design assistant tools option to select 'copy design properties' option, browse folder, file in which iProperties is to be copied in Inventor, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Separating Model and Detail Lines in Revit - go to filter to select categories, set visibility/graphic overrides for floor plan, select instances in view, isolate category, adjust graphics properties, tooltip, worksets, workset visibility, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Jan 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

REST POST Request to Revit Server 2014 - employ post method with proper URI, add RVT's with specified names, create CMD file to batch copy down central files for Navisworks integration, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

What Good is a Ceiling Tag? - tagging level parameter using case param to param tool in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Don't Clean Join Where Only Two Walls are Involved - add temporary wall to access options for wall join in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The One About the Restart - Autodesk Vasari modeling techniques, methods to run simulation on conceptual massing, David Beach, The Architect's Digital Design Guide, Jan 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

SolidWorks World Day 1: General Session - full keynote from San Diego 1 hr 19 min, YouTube, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World Day 2: General Session - full keynote from San Diego, 1 hr 28 min, YouTube, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World Day 3: General Session - full keynote from San Diego, 53 min, YouTube, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014: Wednesday General Session Recap - winners of the 2014 Model Mania contest, CSWA certification programs for Mt. San Antonio Community College, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

What the Media Tweeted About SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - very little that is positive in media's tweets as SWMC has no interoperability, collaboration questioned, hard sell, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 1 - Mark Schneider talks 15 years of model mania, Customer Champions announcement, 3 new certifications around SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual announced, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 2 - Bruce Holway discussed enhancement requests, top 10 enhancement requests of year, 3DSwYm communities to task pane for SolidWorks 2015 introduced, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 3 - teasers of SolidWorks 2015, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 4 - SolidWorks 2015: width mate geometry limits, chain pattern, model break pipe break views, angle dimension manipulator, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Save All (Unsaved) in SolidWorks - open file explorer window, right-click 'open in SolidWorks' option to click 'save all (unsaved)' option on pop-up that appears, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Light Settings in SolidWorks Models - open scene/lights/camera options, right-click on ambient light option to edit light, increase value of light closer to 1 to allow part appear closer to selected color, MCAD Tech Blog, Jan 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Write Once, Run on Many CAD Platforms - Q&A with Evan Yares of Nanosoft America about AutoCAD-compatible nanoCAD app, fee arrangement, marketing of nanoCAD outside of Russia, reasons to use it, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 28, 2014 (more CAD development articles, AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD/AutoCAD Architecture/AutoCAD MEP/Civil 3D/Plant 3D File Issues - set value of PROXYSHOW variable to 1 to display proxy objects, download appropriate object enabler to open file properly in AutoCAD, Robert Levy, Hagerman & Company Blog, Jan 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk articles)

E3 WireWorks: Moving the Off-Page Reference Text - open E3 database editor, create new source or destination reference symbol from existing symbol, select 'sheet reference' from text properties before saving it to database, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Jan 28, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

My BIM's Not Your BIM - determine purpose for creating BIM workflows, check possible assumptions before considering any specific BIM model, Connor Christian, Epic BIM, Jan 28, 2014 (more AEC articles)

View Wizard for SketchUp - employ feature to load view stored in JPG image, render saved view, load view saved with single model to different model, save default view as dummy model, Render Plus, Jan 28, 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Adding Extended Data to Objects - invoke NOTES command to write textual information, go to reference docs tab to attach external reference documents to object in Civil 3D, Bryan Sullivan, Envision CAD, Jan 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Creating Civil 3D Tin Surface from Contours (Polylines) Using .NET API - open AutoCAD editor, select surface style, apply custom function to create collection of contour polyline ids in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit MEP: Where Did My Sizes Go? - change units for discipline specific units to round to certain fraction in Revit, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

A Little Quick Area - employ masking or filled region to find area with boundary in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2014: Two New Products and a Move Toward Subscription - Mechanical Conceptual is designed to quickly sketch, animate, sculpt classic mechanical components, Industrial Conceptual is expected to produce organic shapes, complex surfaces with minimum learning curve; SolidWorks ready to offer subscription plans as per user's needs, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Finally, the Big Debut for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - to be available in April 2014 for $249 per month, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 1 - Hugh Herr of BioM talked about prosthetic legs with special ankle system, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual was released, Axis CAD Solutions, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - Monday General Session - CEO Bertrand Sicot on offerings by company, Ocean Cleanup, Copenhagen Wheel, Dassault CEO Bernard Charles on 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic.com, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 1: General Session - keynote by Bertrand Sicot, Dassault CEO Bernard Charles on his vision for future of company, SolidWorks, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 2: Photo Journal, Pt 1 - Jonathan Tippett of eatART Foundation, discussed building of Mondo Spider, controls for prosthesis, Michael Lord, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 2: Photo Journal, Pt 2 - Beta testing, user group awards, Greg Mark introduces MARKFORGED, world's first carbon fiber 3D printer, Michael Lord, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 2: Photo Journal, Pt 3 - CEO Bertrand Sicot introduced Geoff Bodine, Bob Cuneo of Bo-Dyn Bobsled, designers of 'Night Train 2,' Michael Lord, Jan 29, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 2: General Session - Jonathan Tippett of eatART on building walking machines, user group awards, carbon fiber 3D printer MarkForg3D SolidWorks, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014: Tuesday General Session Recap - customer presentation featuring eatART, 2014 beta program winners, user group awards, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Funnel Vision - add circular bosses out from funnel, remove outlet faces to allow shell tool produce channels within part without calculation in SolidWorks, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why Companies Migrate to Enterprise PDM from Workgroup PDM? - lack of enhancements, unique workgroup vault, folder name, fails to manage non-SolidWorks files, repeated file revisions, limited workflow capabilities with SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Review: Lagoa.com Cloud Render Solution - browser-based app can handle complex, multiple part assemblies, works on project basis, materials provide quick effects for typically complex materials, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 27, 2014 (more rendering reviews, cloud articles)

Four Things BIM Doesn't Do - express design intent, representation, management of tolerance, missing comment parameters, no established method for keeping document revisions, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Jan 25, 2014 (more AEC articles)

CAD-PDM Integration, Transparency and Cloud Pain Killer - data management transparency is a key for success, offer users familiar user experience, sneak cloud servers into CAD system, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 28, 2014 (more PDM articles, cloud articles)

Vectorworks Tip: Preferences - Display Light Object - set 'display light objects' option to 'only in wireframe' to find, edit lights in wireframe view, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Jan 28, 2014 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Why AutoCAD Activates Wrong Command When Using Command Line? - change delay time by typing INPUTSEARCHDELAY at command line, disable input search options when not needed, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD's In-Canvas Viewport Controls - tips to change viewport configurations in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Jan 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLISP: Closed Objects to Wipeout Updated - load code, select closed object to create wipeout, ensure if required layer is set current, AutoCAD Tips, Jan 25, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

XREF Load Status App Review - launch XREF load status app, click on 'select drawing file to open' button, check all loaded references in AutoCAD by sorting in ascending order, checking, inverting all toggles, AutoCAD Tips, Jan 26, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Interview with the Artist - Jose Alves Da Silva talks about transition from architect to 3D character artist, need to maintain originality in 3D designs, 3D image creation process, 3ds Max features, future of 3D artists, Brian Chapman, AUGI Library, Jan 27, 2014 (more 3ds max articles)

Find Touching Area of 2 Coplanar Faces - extrude sketches based on faces with tiny distance, apply TransientBRep.DoBoolean to check if bodies of 2 extrude features have intersected in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Sim 360 Decision Center - load decision center, select scenarios with force loads, add max/min factors for displacement, stress, safety factor, employ compare workspace option to graphically compare models, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 27, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Pipe Flanges - Do's and Don'ts - inspect surface finish of flange, remove rust, burrs or small scratches by polishing, keep RTJ grooves clean while avoiding to use tool to clean flange face in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Antony Thomas, Piping Info, Jan 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Final Rolling Offset Using Pipe.Create - select default systemTypeId to extract all pipe system types, update rolling offset with Pipe.Create in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Profile View Bands - code to address bug that appears while adding profile view band set to profile view in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Jan 27, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Merging Surfaces - apply paste surface command in edit surface to ensure that boundary between all merged surfaces are dynamic in Civil 3D, Graham Riddleston, Cadline, Jan 27, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Surface Modeling - A Hair Dryer, Pt 1 - create drawing profile for handle in x-y plane, create top view, side curves of handle before forming blue surf, guide curve, blowers in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 20, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Surface Modeling - A Hair Dryer, Pt 2 - steps to create blower, disjointed surfaces, project curve, trim surface in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 20, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2014: Monday General Session Recap - CEO Bertrand Sicot announced 2 products: SolidWorks Inspection, eDrawings Meetings, talked about My.SolidWorks.com, Aaron Kelly showed SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 1 - CEO Bertrand Sicot talked about theme of event: creative inspired design, SolidWorks family of products of 2013, introduction of My.SolidWorks website, Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 2 - Bernard Charles talked about '3DEXPERIENCE' platform, introduced EXALEAD for 'big data,' Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 3 - Aaron Kelly, Kishore Boyalakuntla showed SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, customers talked about their likings in product, SolidWorks Industrial Conceptual introduced, Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 4 - Hugh Herr of MIT Media Lab talked about bionic limbs, robotic ankle-foot prosthesis with gait-adaptive knee prostheses, Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

When Filleting is Not Enough, Try Some Advanced Surfacing Techniques - apply fill surface tool to fill open spots in geometry, check interaction between new surface, existing surfaces around it in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Announcing SolidWorks Inspection - simplifies process of creating ballooned inspection drawings, helps enter measured values directly into inspection project, lessens time required to create inspection documentation, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

NVIDIA GRID VCA: Using SolidWorks in the Cloud - mouse is smooth, responsive; GRID VCA simplifies ability to install, deploy, maintain SolidWorks installations, Jared Conway, HRS Blog, Jan 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Simulation Workshop, Pt 4: Bolted Joints - modeling bolted joints in accurate, representative manner in extensive structural models, Laurence Marks, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 24, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2013 - showcased technology products: ArchVision's RPC Creator, Axomic's OpenAsset BIM, Sefaira for Revit, ElumTools for Lighting, Trelligence Affinity, CTC's Revit Express Tools, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 23, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Setting Up Your Mesh - check surveyors information to find lowest available height, go to ‘geometry and positioning’ under mesh settings to set top value in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Jan 27, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Site Standards #1 - User Settings - MS_SNAPMODE_SOURCE saves snap settings in user preferences file, MS_MONITOR_USER_PREFS, MS_COMPRESS_USER_PREFS automatically compress user preference files in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 16, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Plugin: How to Add Solver Attributes - components of attribute, supported attribute types, specifying range, David Garlisch, Another Fine Mesh, Jan 24, 2014 (more CFD articles)

How to Create Walls? - select walls palette from design palette group, set column grid to full screen, turn on OSNAP, ORTHO toggles, activate medium detail, pick starting point before intersecting column grids in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Jan 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Exploding AutoCAD Text and Manipulating the Results Using .NET - copy original text entities before passing copies into TXTEXP, pass origIds into call to SetImpliedSelection(), delete lines of code to erase originals, apply database reactor to capture objects, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

I Forgot to Add Express Tools to AutoCAD: Now What? - select uninstall/change option in control panel to start AutoCAD installer, choose add or remove features, pick express tools to update AutoCAD Mechanical, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD Mechanical tutorials)

Missing Hatch Ribbon or Dialog Box Setting - apply alias 'T' to place MTEXT, click diagonal arrow in options panel to open hatch dialog box in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Jan 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

PnP3dObjectsMgd Not Found Exception - modify custom class that implements IExtensionApplication in order to assist Plant 3D locate required DLLs, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Regapp ID Cleanup Utility - download appropriate self-extracting executable file, double-click on exe file to extract files, copy CleanupRegapp.exe, CleanupRegappRes.dll, CleanupRegapp.html to installation directory of AutoCAD-based products, Jarod Schultz, Jan 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk articles)

Batch Add/Edit of Items - like batch add in PLM 360, batch edit takes array of ItemDetail objects, but objects must have ID values, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 23, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Cut and Fill Color Map in Civil 3D - create 2 expressions, generate spot elevation style, add 2 components to cut, fill label style, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jan 23, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Converting AutoCAD Blocks to a Civil 3D Point File in 10 Steps - go to insert tab to select 'extract data,' create new data extraction, select all objects, uncheck boxes for circle, line point before hiding columns in Civil 3D, Nikki Szymanski, Acronym Online, Jan 22, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Parent of Mirror Solid - attach mirror body to original solid or create new solid to mirror solid in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Inventor Surfacing: Modeling a Squeeze Bottle - draw ellipse, circle with same center, draw sketch for profile of bottle using control vertex spline, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Dec 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials

Inventor Surfacing: Toroidal Spring - create circle of size 2 at distance of 8 from line of 30, create coil, specify line as axis, pitch, revolution for coil, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Inventor Surfacing: Boxer Backrest - using simple sketches, intersection curve tool, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Structural Columns Need a 3D Grid Intersection - check grid's 3D extents before adjusting grid in Revit, HOK BIM Solutions, Jan 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Windows 2.2: More Steel - creating sliding stay for side hung casement in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Jan 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The First 3 Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer is Just What You Imagined - Objet500 Connex3 offers triple-jetting technology that combines rigid, flexible, transparent color materials to print parts, features 6 palettes to provide new rubber-like tango colors, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 26, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

What You Should Know About FDM 3D Printing Material Cartridges - model vs support cartridges, application of reserve material, avoid unloading, reloading cartridge until conditions are suitable to avoid printing errors, Jon Lawrence, CAPuniversity, Jan 24, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Rebuild Workgroup Vault - select rebuild vault button from vault management tab to improve start-up time of vault in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Jan 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 4 - run SolidWorks performance benchmark test, share results, view other results Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

TurboCAD Through the Years - longtime user, beta tester shares his experiences of using software, its development, role of TurboCAD in success of his business, Roland Aldridge, Cadalyst, Jan 23, 2014 (more TurboCAD articles)

Laminar vs Turbulent Flow Over Airfoils - turbulent simulation produces more drag than laminar simulation for all angles of incidence, Richard Smith, Symscape, Jan 13, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Chasing the Perfect Feed Rate - NC program feed rate optimization software is automatic, determines best feed rates for specific cutting conditions, Bryan Jacobs, MoldMaking Technology, Jan 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Configuration - Keep Your Files Tidy - use comments, break down file into sections with consistent headings, maintain revision history, use tabs to keep spacing consistent in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 16, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Surface Modeling - A Door Knob - BlueSurf command in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Jan 7, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #6 - Roaming Users - making individual's user preferences accessible from any machine, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 14, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #7 - Sharing Standards - creating, using standards folder on network, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 16, 2014 (more AEC articles)

How to Manage Intensity and Shadows Using Omni Lights in Vray for SketchUp - Zernan Suarez, SketchUp Ur Space, Dec 2013 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Eleven Efficiency Boosters for AutoCAD - draw arcs clockwise, fillet open polyline, longer layer drop-down list, layer merge tool fully incorporated into layer properties manager, easy xref-to-overlay changes, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Jan 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Reset AutoCAD to Default Settings - select AutoCAD version to be reset, back up current customization as ZIP file, then reset settings to default, Kelar Pacific Blog, Jan 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create a Game Ready Fire Extinguisher with 3D Studio Max, Pt 3 - unwrapping low poly fire extinguisher model, Soni Kumari, Cgtuts+, Jan 24, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Tip for Contact Pairs in Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics - use same contact type, node numbering between 2 mating component surfaces is made consistent, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Relationships and Joints - understanding assembly joints, creating joints using joint tool in Inventor, considering joint locking, protect options, 'free move' command to move any components regardless of relationships, John Evans, AUGI Library, Jan 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Weldment Assembly Model and It's Application in Machining Process - disadvantages, advantages of activating weldment commands for simulating welding process in Inventor, Andriana Teja Permana, CAD Notes, Jan 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Higher Order Functions, or Using Our Custom Node Over Multiple Lists, Pt 2 - add custom package from package manager into custom node, call node with series of different inputs in Dynamo, Michael Kirschner, Autodesk Vasari, Jan 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Vasari articles)

Dynamo Stadium - laying out stadium seating with Python node, placing families in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Vasari articles)

Steel & Glass - creating window handle in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Jan 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Vasari articles)

PTC Focuses on Europe - identifies 7 forces to accelerate company's growth: digitization, globalization, personalization, move towards software intensive products, servitization; locks-down strategy with ThingWorx acquisition, Tom Lansford, Graphic Speak, Jan 23, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 3 - determine crashing issues, update driver, set flags for certain triggers, find out threshold, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 23, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - When to Use Categories - define filepath condition in category, then reference category in multiple workflows in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Jan 23, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The Peer-to-Peer CAD Manager, Pt 2 - become choice for cross-departmental liaison, make resellers your resource, optimize image, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

CFDCalc: The Appification of CFD - browser-based CFD calculator, specifically developed to analyze heat sink, SMX mixer (chemical mixer), pipe performance, running a job costs $60-80, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jan 22, 2014 (more CFD articles, cloud articles)

SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 - new 'manufacturing' group of commands, 'scan align' tool assists with aligning scan data to better coordinate position, dynamics module gives much closer representation of link chatter, jamming, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 22, 2014 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

Color Management in KeyShot - color management feature to ensure consistent display of colors between KeyShot realtime view, Adobe Photoshop, web, KeyShot, Jan 22, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

Mesh Ridge Sharpness - select among all ridges sharp, user defined sharp or all ridges smooth options to render mesh in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Jan 23, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Certain BIM Aficionados are Going to Hate this One: The Invisible Door - create hole with empty opening, set wall contour lines to match wall, turn on plan symbol fill before matching fill settings in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Jan 22, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD Grips 101 - cold, warm, hot stages of grips, make grips hot to move/rotate/scale or mirror object, check grips with circles, ellipses, hatch, array, table, spline, 3D solid objects before making them warm, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jan 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

3 Ways to Efficiently Communicate Project Issues Using Markups in BIM 360 Glue - put issues in 'open issues' folder to allow tracking, click on envelope icon to send emails directly to project members, access BIM 360 Glue mobile app to alert members about comments, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Jan 21, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Extracting Pipe Centerlines from AutoCAD Surfaces Using .NET - capture relevant graphics by setting RegenType to StandardDisplay, NumberOfIsolines to 1, offset single isoline at center of pipe once graphics for view is captured, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Search & Replace Values of the .WDP Files - search *.WDP files, choose 'modify all' to replace all instances of search criteria with replacement text in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Jan 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials

Autodesk Force Effect Flow - employ fast, easy, integrated tool to create freehand concept designs, apply object detection technology to instantly capture geometry, conduct 2D flow simulation analysis, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 22, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Inventor: Creating Pins for Electric Harnesses - employ tools in harness panel to assign, customize terminator pins, recess physical connection points in part to hide pin work point from most views, provide recess for wire insulation, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Documents: VB.Net, Pt 3 - understanding close selected button, CloseAll method related to documents in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Studio 2014 - Simultaneous Motions - open Inventor studio browser, create new animation, go to animation options to set duration time of animation, invoke animate constraints command to set start, end values of constraints, Gary Bergero, Hagerman & Company Blog, Dec 30, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Crane Serious Game with Revit and Dynamo - set reset nodes for elements outside range, evaluate distance on XY plane between beams, crane before calculating beam weights, Julien Benoit, AEC, You and Me, Jan 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorialsVasari articles)

Changing a Family Instance and Saving an Image, Pt 1 - determine state of model before changing it, select family instance node to grab cylinder, obtain 'radius' family parameter before updating, taking image in Revit, Michael Kirschner, Autodesk Vasari, Jan 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorialsVasari articles)

Rendering as a Service and Daylighting Optimization with Dynamo - change parameter on family instance, iterate parameter, take image of updated model each time it is changed, learn RaaS dynamo connection, parse daylighting information from finished cloud render, Michael Kirschner, Autodesk Vasari, Jan 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorialsVasari articles)

How to Avoid Enterprise PDM 'Duplicate File Name' Errors at Check-In - configure EPDM to automatically append serial number/part number to file name when it is initially saved to vault, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Jan 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 2 - filtering machine results, grouping, setting baseline computer, flagging modified settings, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

View Mates Command 'Secret': Select Multiple Parts in SolidWorks - hold ctrl key, select both parts together, choose 'view mates' from pop-up toolbar, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 16: Assembling a Small Roof Support  - YouTube, Jan 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SimWise 4D - Motion, Finite Element Analysis, and Optimization in One Package - comprehensive integrated mechanical simulation product has good optimization tool, maintains bi-directional associativity between CAE simulation/analysis and CAD modeling environments, price for node-locked license starts at $4,995, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Jan 20, 2014 (more FEA articles)

EU Votes 'Yes' to BIM-Friendly Procurement Shake-Up - European Parliament to support package of reforms to EU Public Procurement Directive, Construction Manager, Jan 19, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Using BIM as a PM Tool: The BIM Background - potential benefits of using BIM for project managers, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

Differentiating Between Joists and Blocking - employ floor plan 3D document to create floor framing plans, create new material with lower priority before selecting beam for blocking in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Jan 21, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD Lisp Command to Draw Windows - invoke WINDOW command to create 2 layers for window frame, glass while placing objects on layers automatically, Roger Cusson Blog, Jan 18, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD Block Alignment Parameter - edit block in block editor, add alignment parameter to block by specifying rotation to keep aligned, check if block automatically aligns to element when moved with alignment grip, Justin Doughty, CADline, Jan 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Electrical - X Zones or XY Grid Setup - invoke XY grid, X zones, insert ladder command to set up X-Y grid, X zones, X or Y zones depending upon drawing properties respectively, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Jan 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Meet the Design Feed: Your New Best Friend - track drawing revisions in AutoCAD 360, mark up, add notes to drawings, include photos to bring context to specific parts of drawing with design feed, AutoCAD 360, Jan 20, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Sharing Files and Designs with Autodesk 360 - share design file while providing online viewer for it, create DWF before sharing/embedding Revit or Inventor design for viewing purpose, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 21, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Adding Bands Data to Civil 3D Profile View Using .NET API - open profile view, obtain style of first bottom bands, access collection of top band before adding new band style in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 20, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Get Contour of WeldBead - employ WeldBead.BeadFaces to obtain faces, add them as client graphics in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Document Types: C++ with MFC, Pt 3 - understanding techniques related to documents in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Documents: VB.Net, Pt 1 - tips to create, open, count open document, access active document while exporting document to other CAD formats in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Documents: VB.Net, Pt 2 - invoke count documents button to display count property, activate selected document from activate selected button to show document names in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Odd Shaped Viewports in Revit - select any plan view to turn on crop region, go to normal draw panel to create boundary, apply polygon tool to form round shape in Revit, Jarod Schultz, Jan 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Stair Landings, Pt 2: Modification - invoke align, move tool to align components, move connected run components, discusses complex stair landings, move run to adjust landing shape, compares Revit 2013 shape handlers with Revit 2014, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Jan 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Could Not Load DLL Error Message - run Windows updates, uninstall Microsoft .NET framework 4.0 else uninstall Revit to reinstall it properly, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Create a 3D Model from a 2D Drawing - open .dwg file in SolidWorks, import new part as 2D sketch, use '2D to 3D' toolbar to assign sketches front top right, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Jan 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Shell Meshing Made Easier with SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - preview virtual thickness of shell when picking which side of component is used to define it, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Jan 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks: The Basics - Overriding Dimension Text - look for <DIM> variable in dimension text field of dimension property manager when selecting dimension, replace text string with desired text, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Jan 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 1 - understanding workflow of CAD admin dashboard, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Use SolidWorks in Stress Analysis - Measure Stresses, Strains and Displacements - create part/assembly, start new study from simulation add-in before selecting fixtures like rollers, sliders or elastic supports, Ruxandra Duca, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Using Stick Fonts for Engraving - understanding application of fonts to output single line geometry for laser engraving, water jet, or for CNC machining, YouTube, Dec 31, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 15: Assembling Windows - go to design library to drag, drop windows in assembly, click on front face of window to pick, create mate in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Dassault Moves to the Internal Cloud - Q&A with CEO Bernard Charles about support on public cloud, definition of platform, architecture, obsolete 'PLM' term, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 21, 2013 (more CATIA articles, cloud articles)

The Need for Design Agility - 5 challenges that drive need for flexible design: unanticipated, late stage changes, model import, team change, modification of models from other sources, PTC.com, Jan 2014 (more CAD development articles, MCAD articles)

A Quick Look at Lagoa's Cloud-Hosted Rendering - composition, rendering tools are accessible from within standard browser, customizable values in material property box, unlimited rendering hours for paying customer, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jan 20, 2014 (more rendering reviews, cloud articles)

3D Document for Mid Floor Framing Plan - model all joists as beams to create floor plan, select 3D document settings after creating view, set cut plane height so that it passes through center of joists in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Jan 20, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Copyright and Trademark Symbols - type Mtext, add word, perform right-click to bring up shortcut menu, select symbol followed by other, locate symbol before pasting character into text string in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Jan 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Associative Dimensions with Breaks Using DIMBREAK - select dimension to be edited, choose between automatic, manual options before placing gaps, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Previewing Geometry As It Streams Into AutoCAD Using .NET - derive transient object to display 2 sets of points, instantiate PointDisplay() class before displaying it via transient graphics manager, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Updating Civil 3D Corridor BaseLineRegion Start and End Stations Using API - obtain BaselineRegion to update start, end station, verify station values before rebuilding corridor in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 17, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Vault - 'Open from Vault' - open IAM with Vault client to download, open latest version of that assembly with last released dependents, else apply 'open from Vault' option to open IAM from within CAD application, Chris Turner, CADline, Jan 20, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Occasional 3ds Max User - press H key to select object by name, spacebar to lock object selections, invoke M, O, N, P buttons to adjust materials, textures, click F9, F10 to render output, Dennis Collin, CADline, Jan 20, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Convert a DWG 3D Mesh Model to an Inventor 3D Solid Part - using stitch function, check necessary options to load DWG objects to 3D part file in import wizard, CADforum, Jan 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simple Exploration on CAM Simulation - set kBooleanTypeDifference to allow CAM simulation tool remove materials of base body in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Client Feature Visibility in Design View Representa​tion - apply RepresentationEvents. OnActivateDesignView to control view representations in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Raster Views in an Autodesk Inventor Drawing - select 'raster views only' checkbox to place views fast, right-click on view to choose 'make view precise' that allows calculating views into precise views, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Easy Design with Master Skeleton Concept in Inventor - create master selection, manage parameters, generate new model, start assembly modeling, manage iLogic rules in assembly model before clicking on forms tab to modify model, Andriana Teja Permana, CAD Notes, Jan 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Populating Autodesk Inventor iProperties from the Content Center - open content center editor window, navigate to CC family to be edited, open family table editor to locate column, click on section titled ‘map to Inventor property’ in column properties, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Jan 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Think Quality Control - duplicate view type by defining browser rules, assign pre-defined visibility graphics to view templates, set filters to display systems in different colors, schedules to check data in Revit, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Jan 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Automatically Model Shape Edited Floors from Point Clouds - use 'Scan to BIM' topo tool to make temporary topo 'floors,' then use topo to shape edited floor macro, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Love/Hate Relationship with Worksharing Monitor - chose spotify, re-run WSM before opening it in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Jan 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 18 - break the default alignment, control seeing contents of drawing view while dragging view, specify whether drawing views update automatically when referenced model changes, format dimension in drawing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Countdown to the New Year with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - mixed schema designs, passive symbols, paste special, new search and filter tools, real time design rule checks, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Jan 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Change the Orientation of Imported and Existing SolidWorks Parts - create plane, start new sketch, generate 2 perpendicular lines in proper orientation, create new coordinate system, save part as any neutral format, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Jan 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Split Line - control rendering better, control continuity between interfacing surfaces for consumer product design, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Jan 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Favorites - Replace Drawing Model Reference - replace function to select either part or assembly file to replace existing model while keeping all dimensions, annotations, sections preserved, Jordan Winger, HRS Blog, Jan 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Tutorial: How to Pack and Go Files Out of the Vault - right click on Vault in SolidWorks task pane, select workgroup PDM options, folders tab to set 'my SolidWorks workgroup PDM documents' as default open, check-out option, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Jan 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Mate References - tips to set mate reference so that it allows user to add appropriate part in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Linking Component Dimensions to Assembly Level Global Variables - check equations, double-click on face of part to access individual component dimensions, YouTube, Jan 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Your Dishwasher Talks to the IoT; Now What? - PTC to acquire ThingWorx for Internet of Things that can create $0.9 trillion to $2.3 trillion of economic value in manufacturing industry by 2025, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 8, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Keep New Product Development Initiatives on Target - apply effective cost management strategies in earliest stages of product design process, get cross-functional view of product cost, integrate with enterprise systems, Julie Driscoll, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014 (more engineering articles)

Unresolved Partial Menus in AutoCAD - remove partial menu from main CUIZ, run CUI command, scroll down, expand partial menus section to ensure that they are not left out, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jan 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Capture 2D from 3D with FLATSHOT - open FLATSHOT dialog layout to select destination, foreground, obscured lines before invoking command to take 3D object, capture block/exported view, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Comparing 2 Models in Navisworks - load model, append other model before employing compare tool to compare both models, tick check boxes in 'find differences in,' results areas to configure displayed results, Sham Tickoo, Conquer Navisworks, Dec 17, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Adding a Custom Column to a VDF Grid - define class implementing IPropertyExtensionProvider, register provider before attempting to apply column in UI using VDF, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 16, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Shores Up BIM Offerings - company's 'technology roadmap' to incorporate 3 transformations in AEC, Dynamo merged with DesignScript for algorithmic design, announced acquisitions of Graitec, Azalient Technology, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jan 16, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Inventor Document Types: C++ with MFC, Pt 1 - tips to access or connect to running instance of Inventor, determine if document are open while checking types of active, open document, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Document Types: C++ with MFC, Pt 2 - understanding functions, commands to add initialization, open registry editor application to search for Inventor.Application along with displays in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2014: Productivity Tips - customize standard ribbon with commonly used functions, apply mouse wheel to toggle through select other, adjust perspective, zoom, Daniel Graham, YouTube, Jan 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a Part Over the Curve Surface of Another Part in an Assembly - create new component in assembly, select standard (in).ipt template, pick center point of assembly as base plane, apply mate constraints before editing clip part in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Tip: Reduce File Size - End of Part Maker - move 'end of part' marker in Inventor browser window to reduce overall file size, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, Jan 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simpler Rolling Offset Using NewElbowFitting - connect rolling offset pipe segment directly with neighboring original pipes, apply NewElbowFitting method to select appropriate fitting family, place family instance in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Fix DWG Scaling in Revit After Re-Saving File - reset import units, scale factor to correct settings in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Clarity: Deleting Project Files - log into Clarity web interface, select project, go to edit project page, click on manager files to provide details about file to be deleted in Revit, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Making of Greeting Card - nest image of light bulb into adaptive component, create 3 adaptive points before hosting nested family on opposite sides of points 1, 2 in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Jan 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Access to More SolidWorks Materials Than Ever - SolidWorks 2014 provides access to materials web portal at www.matereality.com, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Taskbar Icons That Behave - pin original SolidWorks program icon to taskbar, unpin other icon from taskbar, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Jan 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Blank Views in SolidWorks Composer - turn-on perspective mode to make views reappear, turn-off hardwaresupport.highlighteffect option, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Jan 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation - Thermal Study Introduction - carrying out thermal study on test assembly of microchip, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 7: Sheet Metal - YouTube, Jan 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD Goes Social - GrabCAD offers asynchronous collaboration, integrates with Autodesk, Solid Edge to increase collaboration among engineers for real-time designing, 3D CAD World, Jan 15, 2014 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Aras Innovator 10 Lays the Groundwork for PLM Scalability - roles-based HTML5 interface combined with Office 13-style design simplifies usability for of PLM users, users can see view of complete product portfolio from single location with dashboard capabilities, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Jan 15, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Can't Orbit - close 3D projection settings dialog, return to plan view, generate 3D view in camera to make orbit control work in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Jan 16, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Project Falcon Graduates to Become Autodesk Flow Design - easy wizard-like setup, built-in visualization tools, supports simulation input formats like STL, OBJ, DWG, available as monthly or annual rental: $35/user/month or $210/user/year, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jan 15, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

AutoCAD Architecture 2014: Tips & Tricks - merge selected layers using LAYMRG command, customize AUTOCOMPLETE command, access all open drawings through file tabs, create section, detail views, use escarpment block to quickly generate graphics to represent slope changes, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Explicitly Placing Rolling Offset Pipe Elbow Fittings -set up first 45 degree elbow fitting, trim or extend existing pipe, set up second 45 degree elbow fitting, create rolling offset pipe segment in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Vault Plug-in Wizard Helps Creating Vault Plug-in More Easily - check if Vault SDK, web service extension 3, Vault explorer execution paths in wizard form are correct, apply customized Vault explorer plug-in to add custom commands, tabs, hide existing commands, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 14, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Copy Custom Drawing Properties from Drawing to Drawing - PROPULATE command creates template that saves all custom properties into file, then insert it into new Civil 3D drawing, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 15, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

4 Tips for Controlling Road Corridor Daylighting Within Autodesk InfraWorks - apply LinkWidthAndSlope parameter in Civil 3D to Autodesk InfraWorks road styles, Donnie Gladfelter, Acronym Online, Jan 15, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Modify Ribbon and Menu Items - employ Inventor API to add command button to ribbon, add reference to Windows .NET assemblies when referencing AdWindows.dll, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Controlling Pictures in an iLogic Form - go to form editor to add multi-value text parameter, picture, picture folder controls, match picture labels with parameter values to change image in Inventor, Dan Vang, MasterGraphics, Jan 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Controlling Component Participation in an Assembly Level Feature in Autodesk Inventor - assembly feature to extrude cut to add hinges to doors, remove hinge leaves participation in extrusion, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sculpting a Solid with Work Planes Using Autodesk Inventor - select fill & drain directions for resulting solid, tool can be used within parametric modeling techniques, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Jan 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks Buried Treasure, Pt 1 - right-click on feature to open shortcut bar to display hidden model, open feature manager to show/hide different click items, employ favorites folder to hide/show items, type few unique characters to search feature name, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a 'New View' and 'Saved View' in SolidWorks - make custom view available in all SolidWorks documents, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Administration: Moving to a New License Server - install SolidNetWork license manager on new server, point clients to new server, deactivate old license manager, activate new license manager, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flow Simulation and FEA: Poking and Prodding - load study's results, activate or create plot, right click on results folder, select probe, probe tool actively displays value in contour region in SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Jan 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hotfix for SolidWorks Student Design Kit - prepare computer for hotfix installation, determine SolidWorks version, service pack, download, run hotfix, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New: SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 - automated cache management, consolidated delayed in state notifications, dynamic notification recipients filter, YouTube, Jan 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Siemens PLM Vision 2014+ - Siemens PLM is highly customer-centric, trying to make PLM easier through HD vision, integrating more closely with shop floor, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 14, 2014 (more PLM articles, Solid Edge articles)

Why 2014 Could be the Year of the Light-Based 3D Printer - stereolithography, digital light processing are emerging as attractive options compared to fused deposition modeling, provide higher quality, greater speed, Signe Brewster, Gigaom, Jan 14, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Avoid Errors During Desktop 3D Printing - choose correct material, consider tolerance, support material; steps to 3D print model, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, Dec 17, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

NX9 CAM Interactive Cut Regions - tool to separate steep from non-steep, select cut pattern to be used for region, divide region by plane, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Jan 14, 2014 (more NX CAM articles)

Rotate Objects to Reference an Angle - invoke ROTATE command, select objects to be rotated, specify base point for rotation, apply sub-option reference of command before picking points to define angle in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Jan 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor Surfacing: Hourglass Spring - change view to home, start 2D sketch from 3D model, select XZ plane from browser, go to work features panel to select offset from plane, create lofted panel in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Jan 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Create the Construction Drawing and Insert Xref - create ground floor drawing, insert column grid into entry level drawing using AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Jan 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

ACA: Transferring Display Representations Between Drawings - open source drawing, target file, pick sets node under source drawing file in left pane of display manager, click display representations control tab to choose 'select all display representations' from context menu in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Understanding Revit Pipe Sizes and Elevations - select mechanical settings dropdown option from MEP settings command, expand pipe settings group, choose 'segments and sizes,' apply middle/bottom/top justification method to calculate dimensions in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Jan 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Create a Curtain Wall Type with Double-Glazed Pane - select basic single leaf brick wall, edit assembly, click insert button to add 2 extra layers, double click on existing thickness to change thickness of layer in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Jan 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Connecting the Rolling Offset Pipe to Its Neighbor Pipes - understanding GetConnectorManager, GetConnectorClosestTo MEP connector utilities, connecting 2 pipes directly in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Stay Out of the Dark When Rendering in Revit - ensure appropriate lighting scheme for view, turn on light groups with checkmark, select daylight portal options for sunlit interior renderings, check diffuser of lighting fixture family, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Jan 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Bypassing Edit Group Mode - change setting 'values are aligned per group type' to 'values can vary by group instance' in Revit 2014 to edit parameters, Revit Beginners, Jan 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Decals - placing brand logo on front of bottle, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Jan 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CATIA V5 SolidWorks Translator - open SolidWorks file, select CATIA V5 as file type, open CATIA V5 R22 or older file from folder location to convert them to SLDASM or SLDPRT, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 4: Symmetry and Draft - learn sketch symmetry, dynamic mirror, mid-plane end conditions, extrude with draft functionalities in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 5: Patterning and Mirrors - apply linear pattern command to pattern features or faces in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 6: Revolved Features - understanding revolved commands, fillet tool to apply radius to sketch, bolt feature, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

GrabCAD Workbench - cloud-based data management tools, desktop client helps manage upload, sync process, compare tool helps visually inspect where geometry has changed between different versions, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 13, 2014 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Kenesto on Reinventing Itself - Kenesto organizes around workspaces, teams, or communities, allows each participant to model their portion of workflow, manage then eliminates duplicates, overlaps, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 14, 2013 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

Even More Graphic Fixes - Quick 3D Visualization Tricks - create fake lights, set spacing of shadow lines to 50 or 100 to reduce rendering time in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Jan 13, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Challenging Revit: Let's Face It, It's All BIM - discussing building information management at different stages of project, Shaun Farrell, AUGI Library, Jan 13, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Use and Control Multifunctional Grips for Faster Editing - select object, hover over grip, choose one of options that appears, control multifunctional grips with system variable in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Customize AutoCAD's Layer Properties Manager - determine application of each column, un-tick unused columns, rearrange columns by moving least-used ones to right-side end of palette in AutoCAD 2014, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Jan 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD's Valuable OOPS Command - invoke OOPS command to bring back last object(s) deleted, check mark option for UNDO command, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Jan 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Macros Allows You to Do These Easily - change UCS to create aligned geometry relative to other object, double click on text to move text to text layer, generate alternative macro to form missing layer in drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Setting Hyperlinks to Attribute Reference - associate attributes with block reference by setting hyperlinks to linked attributes separately in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Forcing AutoCAD Object Snapping Using .NET - invoke FORSNAP command that enables mode for snapping objects in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

PipeInlineAsset Orientation - access pipe inline orientation with xaxis, zaxis properties, obtain current value, change direction, orientation of asset before applying new value in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Efficient Xref Management for AutoCAD Plant 3D - break down models of project into manageable sizes, allocate models to designers based on ratio, check efficiency of models, organize files in project manager folders, Jarrod Mudford, Industrial Piping Design Blog, Jan 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Cannot Checkout a File in Connected Workgroup - restart SQL agent of database where IIS was reset, move ownership manually to publisher from Vault client, Johannes Bauer, Cracking the Vault, Jan 13, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Reposition Inventor Detail Views - create detail view, right-click boundary created for detail view, select attach from dialog box before picking point on any geometry in boundary area, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Jan 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create a True Center with Work Planes in Inventor - open part with slot, select plane from assemble ribbon, choose face that is parallel to desired work plane, click as close to center of slot in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Jan 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dynamo: Writing Data to Text Files - XYZ's are containers, need to be decomposed to something consumable by text file, format data for consuming file format, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 13, 2014 (more Revit articles, Vasari articles)

Creating a Mass from Toposurface Geometry - create massing family with geometry built from mesh of toposurface in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 17 - create blocks from commonly used sketches, invoke sketch picture command to insert reference image, press 'G' to display magnifying glass, copy existing sketch from derived sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sketch Relations Summary - understanding entities with respect to resulting relations in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Customizing SolidWorks Composer Keyboard Shortcuts - click anywhere in black space of main toolbar, select 'customize quick access' toolbar, choose customize button for keyboard shortcuts before picking categories, commands in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Jan 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Jim's SolidWorks 2014 Pick of the Day: Through All Both - employ 'through all - both' feature to enable direction 2 option in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Jan 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Adding Simple Collaborative Actors in SolidWorks Composer - create exploded line, go to author menu, polyline to add single line, hold down alt key after selecting polyline to snap it to center/specific location, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 13: Assembling Logs - open new assembly document, go to design library, select logs before dragging it to assembly, choose size of logs to be stacked to decide size of log cabin, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Improve Engineering Data Interoperability - Global Product Data Interoperability Summit aims to drive standards adoption in aerospace, automotive, other industries Randy Frank, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014 (more CAD translation articles, engineering articles)

Truly Portable Power - Eurocom Racer 3W mobile workstation has 15.6" backlit LED display with 1920x1080 resolution, Intel Haswell HM87 Express chipset, 16GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU, base price of $1559, good performance, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Dealing with Data Storage - simulation data management helps gain control over simulation data, promote its reuse, reduce operational costs, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

MicroStation Tip: Apply Element Template to Shapefile Attachment - in references dialog on column headings, select element template from pop-up menu, apply to shapefile attachment, Rod Wing, Envision CAD, Dec 30, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Ultimate Benchtop CNC Mini Mill, Pt 2: CNC Mechanicals - select CNC mechanical components: leadscrews, ballnuts, motor mounts, drive system, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Jan 12, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Precision Prototyping - role of 3D printed molds in injection molding industry, consider PolyJet 3D printed molds, best practices guidelines, Lior Zonder & Nadav Sella, Stratasys, Jan 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Quick Tip: View Dashed Lines in a Viewport - set LTSCALE factor to inverse of plot scale, PSLTSCALE variable to 0 before placing REGEN in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Jan 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Command Line is Now - enhanced command entry feature in AutoCAD 2014 supports mid-string search, has built-in synonym list that returns command when word is entered in command line, Issac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, Jan 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Symbol Building Beyond the Basics - AutoCAD Electrical - start symbol builder command, select geometry before choosing left quadrant of 'R' terminal as insertion point, place required attributes, wire connections, apply dynamic flip function to choose geometry to flip, Stan Wile, Termical AutoCAD, Jan 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Cannot Generate Report from the Template. Please Make Sure Your Template is Valid - run command prompt as admin, type 'netsh http show urlacl' command in Vault professional, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Jan 9, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 - New Feature: Extract Corridor Solid - open corridor file, select corridor solids inside toolbox, miscellaneous utilities, invoke extract corridor solids command, pick region/range, set color settings before creating solids, Bryan Sullivan, Envision CAD, Jan 2, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing : Modeling a Computer Mouse - turn on visibility for XZ plane, sketch open curve, turn on visibility for YZ Plane, sketch closed curve, create swept surface, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Dec 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing : Modeling a Baby Bottle - turn on visibility for XZ plane, sketch 2 curves using control vertex spline, create arcs connected to ends of splines, lofted surface, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Dec 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing : Modeling a Fountain Pen Nib - draw arc, create work plane parallel to plane of arc, ensure that entire profile is well inside lofted surface, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Dec 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Improve Speed on Multi-Core Machines - disable hyperthreading to double processing power for Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Jan 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Stair Landings, Pt 1: Creation - draw 2 stair runs, tick options bar, pick 2 runs that stop, start at same height, create non-standard landings, employ convert component tool to convert landing component into sketched component, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Jan 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 - Display of Unwanted Wall Edges - remove visibility of edges to allow 2 walls appear as single wall, open display view options, uncheck show edges box to remove wall edges, Matt Baker, CADline, Jan 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Rolling Offset Pipe Between 2 Pipes - place pipes, connect connectors, position fittings before connecting them with 2 original pipes, apply Pipe.Create or NewPipe methods to create new pipe in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

View Labels in SolidWorks 2014 - double click label, edit note to change appearance of view, enter parametric information by selecting view label box to edit note, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

When Adding Dimensions to a Diameter or an Arc - view no arc conditions when adding smart dimensions from edge to center point of diameter/arcs, check minimum, maximum arc conditions when selecting edge/diameter arcs in SolidWorks, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation: Where Can I Learn? - use installed tutorials, access knowledge, visit context sensitive help/user forums, support hour webcasts, official training, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Configuring EPDM to Allow for a 'Linked' PDF to Follow It's Drawing Through the Workflow - select assembly/part referenced by drawing, push it through workflow transition to make it available in transition references dialog box, define transition as drawing node for drawing in SolidWorks, Wayne Marshall, Solid Solutions, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 1: Design Intent - basics of modeling, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 2: Sketching - learn about sketching tools like line, automatic relations, dimensions, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 3: Basic Part Modeling - discusses extrude feature in addition to sketching, fillets, editing features, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MakerBot Launches 'Mini' 3D Printer for Consumers for the Same Price as a Laptop - 'MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D' offers one-touch 3D printing, has built-in 'connected' camera, costs $1375, Jim Edwards, Chron, Jan 6, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

MATLAB - links to lectures that cover arrays & matrices, logic, program design, graphics, loops, Simulink, Arash Vafanejad, Educator, Jan 2014 (more MATLAB articles)

Building a Configurator Application - create views, write HTML source code, add CSS to define layout, styles, define controls use GotoView() method in 3DVIA Composer, 3D Mojo, Jan 9, 2014 (more 3DVIA articles)

Researchers are Making a 3D Printer That Can Build a House in 24 Hours - contour crafting technology employs colossal 3D printer equipped with nozzle that spews out concrete to build home based on set computer pattern, Ryan Bushey, Business Insider, Jan 9, 2014 (more AEC articles)

What BIM Can Be: How Committed are You to Change - process overhaul is must to reap benefits of BIM, most common derailment factor is lack of executive level understanding, buy-in, sponsorship, Dave Webster, MasterGraphics, Jan 9, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Tips for Fast and Simplified SketchUp Usage - use shortcuts, follow guidelines, use inference engine, avoid surface problems, apply color lines by axis, detect, fix hidden problems, use group before layer, Natasha Sikdar, SketchUp Ur Space, Dec 2013 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Complex Profile Siding in ArchiCAD - focus on massing, spaces, structure, opening location, ignore exterior finishes, create roof finish surface as separate elements, add continuous trim bands as part of primary complex profile, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Jan 8, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Ensure Your Ribbon Runtime Items Remain Visible - implement extra code when workspace switches or changes occur due to CUI or QUICKCUI commands in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Update on Purging DGN Linestyles from AutoCAD Drawings Using .NET - implement ReferenceFiler, select DWG file to purge, obtain complex DGN linetypes from linetype table, store count before removing referenced elements, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Where Did My Room Tag Go After Placement - click on reveal hidden elements button to check if room is hidden, else investigate plan region interferences in Revit, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Jan 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

No Inheritance and No Strong Naming - invoke FamilyInstance.GetMarker method to include additional members to classes in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

12 CFD Tips for a Productive New Year - understand fluid mechanics, learn through tutorials, keep CFD simulations simplest, create CFD geometry in CAD system that uses analytic representations, Richard Smith, Symscape, Jan 6, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Plugin - How to: Obtaining Face Counts - determine total number of internal faces in unstructured grid, use face streaming to obtain face counts, David Garlisch, Another Fine Mesh, Jan 9, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Surface Modeling - A Baby Bottle - identify driving curves of bottle, draw front view profile, visualize side view, design side curve grip using BlueSurf command in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Dec 10, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Surface Modeling - Helmet Windshield - employ CrossCurve tool to draw 3D curve, 4 ways to draw curve: sketching, keypoints curve, curve by table, contour curve, bend curve using bounded surface tool in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Dec 11, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Handle Selections - add images to user control, update UserControl1, add modeldoc2 object to AssemblyEvents class before modifying AssemblyDoc_NewSelectionNotify() to determine if parts, assemblies are selected in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Handle Mouse Events - employ SolidWorks events to customize task pane, implement ModelView class in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 9, 2014(more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 12: Importing Parts into an Assembly - start by creating assembly document, insert new part, place part in assembly, right-click on name, select float to make part free to move, rotate parts in assembly, YouTube, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Freeform Tool in SolidWorks 2014 - discusses copy dimension style, link values, rib command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basics of Creating an EPDM Vault Server Backup - maintain backup that provides quick way to recover information, restore Vault in case of any issue, YouTube, Jan 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

IronCAD 2014 Review - scene browser, Tri-Ball positioning tool, dual kernel helps handle many different file types, TraceParts, KeyShot integrated, can read point cloud files, Jeffrey Opel, CADdigest.com, Jan 7, 2014 (more IronCAD reviews)

The Peer-to-Peer CAD Manager - establish technical credibility, create user group to share tips, ideas, time-saving work methods, create CAD suggestion box, Mentor others, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jan 8, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Pricing Trends in the CAD Industry - consider types of licensing methods for CAD software: perpetual, standalone, network, subscription, pay-as-you-go, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Jan 8, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

How HP Could Reshape Itself and the 3D Printing Market - HP has seen ups, downs in last decade, plans to enter 3D printing market with renewed focus, Signe Brewster, Gigaom, Jan 6, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Design Layer Scale and Object Scale in Vectorworks - effect of scale changes on different types of objects, differentiate between world-based, page-based units, YouTube, Dec 10, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Ultimate Benchtop CNC Mini Mill, Pt 1: The Donor Mill - choose donor mill on which conversion to CNC will be based on, check mass, rigidity, spindly, bed mill vs knee mill before considering donor mill, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Jan 8, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Simulating a Wind Tunnel in the Garage - free Autodesk ForceEffect Flow app to analyze ski aerodynamics, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, Dec 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Reading Items in a Workspace - apply item endpoint that follows standard rest pattern, make GET call to collection URL, invoke query endpoint to give more control in PLM 360, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 8, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

What Not to Do in AutoCAD - Text Over a Table Cell - select text in legend to edit it, set standard size for columns, rows to ensure that each drawing's legend looks unique, text gets lined up easily, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

I Got Shifted - type 'ioptions' at command line to open AutoCAD raster design, go to user preferences, mouse settings tab to disable 'shift+left click image select' option, invoke mapioptions in Civil 3D, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Jan 8, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Get the Civil 3D Label Expression Using .NET API - obtain label styles, get expression collection that are unique to particular label style type in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 8, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Extrude Custom Font Text - any new font installed in Windows automatically appears in Inventor fonts list, which can be extruded later, Luke Davenport, CADline, Jan 8, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Cannot Generate Vault Report from the Template in Inventor 2014 - run command prompt as administrator, type 'netsh http show urlacl' in command prompt, type appropriate command prompt before executing command, check URL list, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Jan 9, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

NCalc and Dynamo's Formula Node - formula nodes is more legible, can handle lists of numbers much more easily, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 5, 2014 (more Revit articlesVasari articles)

Hide Revit Group Via API - employ HideElement() method to hide element set in group, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Jan 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Calculating a Rolling Offset Between 2 Pipes - calculate appropriate angled segment to connect 2 pipes, determine axis to place angled segment, invoke CmdRollingOffset in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

RQSelect: Revit Quick Select - quickly select elements in Revit project based on family type, property values, Kyle Kondo, The CAD Masters, Jan 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Surface Modeling - A Pair of Goggles - BlueSurf, project curve commands in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Dec 10, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

A Nut That Always Cuts - create regular polygon of any number of sides, constrain revolved cutout, fully constrain sketch using minimum relations in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Dec 12, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Working with Revision Manager - consider scenarios in Solid Edge: copy all assembly with all parts to new location, copy all parts associated to assembly, folder structure to new location folder, Manny Marquez, Design Fusion, Jan 9, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Image Quality Properties When Saving as JPG/TIFF - minimize or maximize SolidWorks screen to give different display resolution while DPI settings remain constant, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3 Things SolidWorks Users Need to Consider When Purchasing a New Computer - conduct SolidWorks performance test to check computer performance, ensure that new PC runs SolidWorks before purchasing it, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Beyond Training - Essentials - press 'S' key to activate shortcut bar, right click to customize key with additional command icons or re-size toolbar in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PTC PLM Vision 2014+ - PTC has strategy for integrated, systems-level product development environment, wants to expand by continually finding ways to solve more problems for their customers, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 7, 2014 (more PLM articles, PTC articles)

How Should I Handle CAD File Versions and Revisions? A 'Cosmo Quiz' Approach - pros, cons of manual revision control, partially/fully-automated revision control, Rob Stevens, GrabCAD, Jan 6, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Interior Elevation Tool in ArchiCAD - employ interior elevation selection settings to set marker head, model display, story levels, grid tool in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Jan 7, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Create the Column Grid of the Building - turn on constructs tab, create new element, type name of new drawing in add element panel, turn on ortho mode before starting to draw, invoke AutoCAD LINE command to assign coordinates, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Jan 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Network Licensing: How to Obtain a License File - standalone vs network licenses, check single, distributed, redundant license server models, select appropriate server type while registering, activating Autodesk product, Amanda Abbott-Wiemann, MasterGraphics, Jan 2, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Content Center Login 'Object Reference Not Set to an Instance of an Object' - workaround is creating Vault user account on Vault server with 'content center editor' role, avoid applying separate server for content, Vault, attach libraries to Vault server, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Jan 7, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Custom File Dialog with Open Express - set InsertMode to false before showing dialog to view 'express' checkbox in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Tooth of Hacksaw Blade in Autodesk Inventor  - open blade .ipt file, select blue face of blade, click 3rd button on right in mini toolbar, select sketches in design window before converting in construction geometry, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Scheduling the Same Parameter Twice - employ calculated values, hit button with 3 dots located on right of formula field to view available parameters to be applied in formula, Sam Sampoux, Revit Templateer, Jan 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Interference Check with Shared Nested Families can Actually be Useful - run clash report, close dialog, fix problem before refreshing report in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Voids and Material Orientation - application of void to cut solid sweep affects orientation of material applied to it in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Sustainably Chugging Along - invoke all views command to retrieve all loaded title blocks for user selection, check Revit API methods that regenerate, programmatic element cutting in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Entering the 4th Dimension: Putting the 'I' in BIM - extract items in form of schedule of quantities or materials, explore digital model by integrating Revit model with Navisworks or Design Review, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Jan 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

2013, Marked by Cloud and Changing Licensing Methods - new kind of CAE software: modular, designed for repeatable specific tasks, accessible from different devices running different operating systems, targeted at non-experts, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jan 7, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles, cloud articles)

CFD Simulation Reduces the Complexities of LED Design - design effective heat sink to handle heating issues of LED, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Jan 7, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Solver - Stallion 3D to simulate Christmas tree pickup drive; UFO-CFD for simulating Santa skydiving for lift, drag analysis, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Dec 23, 2013 (more CFD articles)

3D Printing Stock Bubble? $10.8 Billion By 2021 - Autodesk, Stratasys, 3D Systems, Dassault Systemes had excellent gains in 3D printing market in last 1-2 years, TJ McCue, Forbes, Dec 30, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

A Look Back at Additive Manufacturing in 2013 - Stratasys acquired MakerBot, 3D Systems purchased Geomagic, portions of Xerox's R&D, big companies like Ford, GE, Lockheed Martin invested in additive manufacturing, John Newman, Rapid Ready Technology, Dec 31, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Replace Model in SolidWorks Drawings - click replace model button to swap view(s) of model inside drawing, swap out parts, assemblies to reattach dimensions, sections, detail views to new referenced model, John Hall, CADD Edge, Jan 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

An Introduction to Macros in SolidWorks Electrical - select portion of schematic to be reused before dragging, dropping into macros tab, assign macro name, description, adjust preview image or design new group before applying macro, HRS Blog, Jan 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Transient Pressure Fluctuations Against a Drill Rig Leg - go to SolidWorks flow wizard to set project, apply dependency to create pressure pulse by varying global velocity in X direction, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Jan 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Create Task Pane - right-click on project, select add user control, insert button, size to width of user control before setting anchor properties in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Create SolidWorks Add-in without the SDK - open SwAddin.vb, change guid, adjust description, title to values to customize add-in in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Cloud-Hosted Renderer Lagoa Now Drives GrabCAD and SpaceClaim Visualization - GrabCAD Workbench has option to open uploaded model in photo-realistic mode using Lagoa, SpaceClaim 2014 shifts rendering processing from desktop to Lagoa cloud, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2014 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

PTC Steers Toward the Internet of Things - acquired ThingWorx for $112 million, may help companies analyze streams of real-time operational data for insight into products' performance, use, reliability, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Interior Elevations in ArchiCAD - set up interior elevation tool, save it as favorite, tips for creating interior elevations with section or elevation tool, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Jan 6, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

HP Builds Touch Capability Into Second-Generation Z1 Workstation - HP Z1 G2 offers 27", backlit, touch-capable display with edge-to-edge glass surface, support for Linux, wireless keyboard, mouse, 90% efficient power supply, pricing starts at US$1,999, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Jan 6, 2014 (more HP workstation articles)

CP_COMPAREBLKATTS: Compare Block Attribute Tags and Values - enhanced version has full support for dynamic blocks, improved report file format, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Jan 7, 2014 (more Bricscad articles)

AutoCAD 360 and Evernote: A Mobile Match Made in Heaven - integrate AutoCAD 360 with Evernote to export design feed notes, drawing screenshots by clicking on design feed, share icon respectively, AutoCAD 360, Jan 6, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Categorizing iPart Factories and iParts in Autodesk Vault - create file categories in Vault, log in Vault client, open Vault settings dialog box to select 'categories' icon, create 2 file categories, sorting rules in Inventor, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Easy Design with Master Skeleton Concept in Inventor - create master selection, manage parameters, generate model from master selection, employ assembly modeling, set iLogic rules in assembly model, make form to modify model in Inventor, Andriana Teja Permana, CAD Notes, Jan 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Animate Along Camera Path - generate iLogic rule with camera following sketched spline route, download part file with iLogic rule, employ new-to-Inventor 2013 sparkly 3D control vertex spline in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Jan 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Double Up on Keyboard Shortcuts - assign same shortcut keys combination to more than one command in Revit, use left/right arrow keys to cycle through any other commands that also share that first letter, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Filtering for Duct Elevation - go to visibility/graphics overrides in view properties, filters tab to create new filter, add filter to view after applying override, Justin Doughty, CADline, Jan 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Revit and Text Heights - apply lettering templates on drawing board for consistent, clear printing in Revit, Autodesk Revit Structure, Jan 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 16 - click show in folder icon to browse file locations, pin files in recently used document list, pre-select specific entity type before selecting instances of entity, change document units, auto insert center mark, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Great Use for the Intersect Tool - generate plane to act as 'fill line' for bottle, invoke intersect command, view regions made by intersect tool, check mass properties before applying scale tool to change dimensions in SolidWorks, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Jan 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 12: SolidWorks Electrical - integrated with SolidWorks EPDM, underlying database management system upgraded from Microsoft Access to SQLite, advanced component search, Daniel Herzberg, Jan 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks: Changing the Title Block for New Sheets - create new drawing, edit sheet format, change title block to slim down version, point newly saved sheet format to template before replacing current title block with old title block, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 6, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: eDrawings - check enhancements related to viewing 3D ContentCentral on iPad, DimXpert dimensions from SolidWorks part files, rotational exploded steps in addition to added support, YouTube, Jan 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Improved Drawing View Wizard in ST6 - set drawing view command to wizard method, use drawing view wizard method, preselect layouts, preset options, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Dec 26, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Measuring Geometry in PTC Creo Parametric Versus Pro/E Wildfire 5.0 - intuitive measuring capabilities can complete multiple measurements at once, select multiple references together, minimize dialog box without losing information, Gavin Quinlan, PTC Creo, Jan 3, 2014 (more PTC articles)

modo for Design Exploration - Q&A with Greg Brown - using skin material presets effectively, working with skeletons, IK chains, mesh binding, machine configuration to run with modo 701, Aurora Meneghello, Novedge, Jan 2, 2014 (more modo articles)

In the InterBIM - technology experts weigh pros, cons of 3 popular BIM apps: Graphisoft BIMx, Bentley Systems Passport, Autodesk BIM 360 Field, BIM 360 Glue, Brian Libby, Architect, Dec 27, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Creating a User Origin - hold down Alt+Shift keys, move cursor to construction node where origin needs to be located or click user origin button, then click at any point in window, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Dec 19, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

VDF Client Properties - server vs client properties, client properties are set by client, unknown by server, check IsCalculated on PropertyDefinition to ascertain VDF property in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 3, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vanilla AutoCAD: Setting the Interface Back to the Classic View - go to workspace icon, select 'AutoCAD Classic' to set pull-down menus, tool bars instead of ribbon along top in AutoCAD, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create a Game Ready Fire Extinguisher with 3D Studio Max, Pt 2 - optimize high poly model of fire extinguisher to create low poly model in procedural way with 3ds Max, Soni Kumari, Cgtuts+, Jan 3, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Reporting Success - discusses LandXML structure, check XML style sheets for information included in report, employ text editor to modify reports in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Jan 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Spawn the Children of Important Figures - invoke process linework command to locate more than 1 word, set horizontal/vertical/stop offset in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Jan 2, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Creating and Using Inventor Redlines, Pt 1 - select 'export to DWF' from Inventor application menu, enable markups, select location to place DWFx file, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating and Using Inventor Redlines, Pt 2 - click on 'markup & measure' tab to avail tools to create redline markup to correct outside diameter of rim, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating and Using Inventor Redlines, Pt 3 - open original Inventor drawing followed by redlined DWFx file, right click on redline markup in browser to expose commands on context menu, find commands to 'republish' DWFx, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Lines in a 2D Sketch - open new standard mm.ipt file, click 2D sketch icon to start sketch, adjust design window, activate sketch tab to display sketching tools in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Extrude Tool in Autodesk Inventor - open part1 file, double click sketch in browser bar, take offset of sketch of value 1/4" inside enclosed profile, activate extrude command from marking menu in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a Realistic Thread in Autodesk Inventor 2013 - open part file of screw, select thread tool located in modify panel of 3D model tab, pick cylindrical face of screw before setting features in specifications tab, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Jan 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Read Your Warning Messages - check whether all rooms are not enclosed, verify base/limit offset, upper limit values, confirm properties of level where rooms are hosted in Revit, Brok Howard, HOK BIM Solutions, Dec 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Slab Depressions - create rectangular, L-shaped stretchable generic model that creates slab depression, form geometry based on structural detail in Revit, Sam Sampoux, Revit Templateer, Jan 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2014: Tips for the New Year - tips related to open project views, object snapping in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Jan 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Copy Monitor Walls and Openings - comparison based on stock, not stock doors when using option 'copy windows/doors/openings' in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Reverse Entity Visibility in Femap - select view visibility icon, click reverse button in dialog box to reverse entities that are hidden, displayed; in model info tree, right-click in visibility checkbox area to get context-sensitive sub-menu with show/hide reverse option, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Dec 31, 2013 (more Femap articles)

8 Questions with Sergey Suchkov of HyperFlow Lab - biggest challenges facing CFD in the next 3 years, current projects in hand, advice for young people entering CFD field, favorite tools, resources, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, Jan 2, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Award-Winning Cinematography with SolidWorks Composer - go to animation mode to capture, record location of actors, adjust position or state, select camera icon located in collaboration tab to illustrate path followed by camera, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Install the SolidWorks Software Development Kit - login to customer portal to download SDK, select most recent version of SolidWorks, accept end-user licensing agreement before manually downloading SDK, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 10: Creating Roofing - open new part document, click on front plane, click sketch, choose line to draw parallelogram in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Flow Simulation - learn about CircuitWorks, Flow Simulation, export to eDrawings, mesh control, mesh parallelization, parametric study mode, usability improvements, YouTube, Jan 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Costing, Pt 1 - explore costing options, ways to convert circular cut paths to drilled holes, costing reports, creating limited-access costing templates, generating costing BOMs, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Costing, Pt 2 - organize set-up folder, setting model materials, simplifying cost estimates, updating template material cost data, volume features, YouTube, Jan 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

7 New Year's Resolutions for CAD Users - learn basics of simulation, lobby for faster computers, check out subscription-based CAD, become better public speaker, investigate cloud, try new 3D modeling tool, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Dec 30, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Accuracy and Checking in FEA, Pt 1 - element aspect ratio is one of best element checking formats available, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014 (more FEA articles)

PLM Tackles Complex Industrial Machine Design - industrial machine manufacturers are using PLM to reduce design complexity, facilitate time-to-market, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014 (more PLM articles)

What 'End of Local Storage' Means for CAD? - tech trend predicted in 2014: consumers finally embrace cloud storage, external hard drive sales will decline, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Jan 2, 2014 (more cloud articles)

InRoads Tip: InRoads Survey - Filtering Fieldbook Contents - employ filtering to limit active contents, display, export of particular survey features based on shot number, code, attributes, other properties, Ronald Brys, Envision CAD, Dec 30, 2013 (more InRoads articles)

AEC Training and Education for Strategic Success - education vs training, Educate Beyond the Technology, consider appropriate training method, start with standardized training, greatest hindrances to firm-wide training, Nancy McClure, AUGI, Dec 26, 2013 (more CAD training articles, AEC articles)

Mobile Model and Document Review with BIMx Docs - in ArchiCAD file, execute 'publish BIMx hyper-model' command for creating BIMx Docs, Thomas Simmons, AECbytes, Dec 19, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Infrastructure in 2014: Why Harvesting Data is the New BIM - manage information in better way is crucial to harnessing real power of BIM, services like Bentley CONNECT, Open Access are available for sharing data collaboratively among all project participants, Mark Hansford, New Civil Engineer, Jan 1, 2014 (more AEC articles, collaboration articles)

The Potential for Advancement in AEC - advancement is related to lifecycle of building, not just construction of it, learning about BIM standards that incorporate facility management needs, Jennifer Storey, AUGI World, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

How to Start a Project in AutoCAD Architecture - open project in project browser, fill in project details before creating project template, allow docking, go to edit levels icon in title bar of levels section to set necessary levels, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Dec 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

13 Navisworks Tips to Boost Your Productivity for 2014 - understanding merge, scene statistics, pivot point, quick properties, section boxes, measure tools option in Navisworks, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Jan 3, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoLISP: Convert 2D Solid to Polyline Outline - invoke OUTLINESOLID command, select 2D solid to delete solid, replace outline, AutoCAD Tips, Dec 28, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Automatic AutoCAD Dimension Spacing Using Double Click Action - execute CUI dialog box, create new command, fill command properties, double click dimension before clicking another dimension as base in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Translate Your Custom Materials and Appearances - Inventor 2013 and Beyond - navigate to InventorMaterialLibrary, locate XLF files, paste XLF file in folder where custom library is stored, fill body section with string in Inventor, Pierre Masson, Being Inventive, Dec 30, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Combine Tool in Autodesk Inventor - open cylinder file, activate derived component tool, open example insert file, place example insert in design window, re-orient model with view cube in Revit, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change Revit Voltage Parameter from Type to Instance - create family with electrical equipment.rft, click family types button on properties panel, add value to voltage parameter in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Dec 26, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

A Stinkin' Simple Railing, Pt 1 - discusses resolved/unresolved bugs, workarounds related to old railing on new stair, terminations families, align tools in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Dec 30, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Spiral and Curved Revit Stairs - understanding full-step, center-ends spiral methods to create curved stair run by component, employ flip, align tool, shape handlers, temporary dimensions, move, rotate command to modify curved stair components, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Jan 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Rapid Prototyping is Changing Manufacturing - capabilities of high-end 3D rapid prototype printers, expanding range, mechanical properties of 3D print materials help turn ideas into reality cost effectively, Andy Coutu, Product, Design & Development, Jan 2, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Bmore3D: Baltimore's One-of-a-Kind 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Store - has revamped ShapeShot 3D photobooth, offers customized products to consumers, sells 3D printed products created by individuals, Todd Blatt, Make:, Jan 2, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

An Interesting and Frightening Situation: Terry Wohlers' Assessment of the Year in 3D Printing - 3D printing is changing face of manufacturing, but unbranded, cheap 3D printers from China are making marketing more competitive, Rakesh Sharma, Forbes, Dec 31, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Routing - Using Off the Shelf Components - add routing, create connection point, select circular edge for reference before filling out properties or employ routing component wizard to populate design library in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Dec 31, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mesh Improvements in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - discusses mesh parallelization updates, employ adaptive meshing setting to automatically refine areas of high gradient in flow, Robert Warren, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Dec 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Flip Plane Normal - flip normal vector of manually created reference plane in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 7: Creating the First Type of Roof Support - create new part document, go to different plane, click on sketch, pick line tool to draw sketch in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 8: Creating the Second Type of Roof Support - create new part document, right click on front plane to choose sketch, select center rectangle tool in sketch tab before drawing rectangle staring at origin, YouTube, Dec 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 9: Creating the Third Type of Roof Support - create new part document, right click on front plane to select sketch, pick line tool in sketch tab, draw quadrilateral in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Default Scene Background - setting default background scene for opening files that were not created by user's templates, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Download the Entire SolidWorks DVD for Future Use - get DVD content from 'downloads and updates' section of SolidWorks customer portal, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Dec 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New Sketch Tricks in SolidWorks 2014 - apply Lasso selection, path length dimension, smart dimension tool to freehand draw amorphous shape, insert sketch dimension on path or create path on-the-fly, dimension length of spline respectively, SolidNotes, Jan 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why is Pack and Go Picking Up Extra Files in SolidWorks? - edit follower within Advmates, insert sketch, reference geometry from Advmates, un-suppress sketch to address issue in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Move Coincident Nodes in Femap - move only, no merge option helps move nodes to be coincident within tolerance, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Dec 31, 2013 (more Femap articles)

Shapeways: 2013 3D Printing Year in Review Top Trends - rise of garage entrepreneur, anyone can be creator, 3D printing breaks tech barrier, sees global manufacturing shift, www.3ders.org, Dec 20, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

National BIM Survey 2013 - BIM adoption is increasing, 39% people use IFC, 35% people have confidence in BIM knowledge, skills, nbs.com, Dec 2013 (more AEC articles)

How to Change BricsCAD LayerStates at the Click of a Button? - select 'toolbars' tab from customize dialog, drag LayerState combo control into entity properties toolbar, change desired LayerState, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Dec 31, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

Minimal Space Requirements and Improving Your Design Criteria - showing minimal space of furnishing, doors using model view options in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Dec 23, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

2013: The MCADCafe Year in Review - cloud-based everything, Autodesk embraces CAM, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual announced, new 3D printing material Graphene launched, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Dec 26, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Finally - Fusion 360 Meets KeyShot - download KeyShot plug-in to bridge gap between Fusion 360, KeyShot, employs photorealistic rendering platform with real-world lighting, editing, maintains assembly structure, applies LiveLinking technology to allow data transfer, John Evans, AUGI Library, Jan 1, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesKeyShot articles)

Object Linking and Embedding - import OLE objects by pasting information into ACA drawing, open document to embed OLE objects, link, export, edit OLE objects, employ plotter configuration editor to adjust OLE plot quality in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Dec 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Running a Tool from Tool Palette - iterate catalog items, run anchor rod utility tool available in mechanical tool palette in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Allied Product Not Found Error Trying to Install an Autodesk Program - run Microsoft FixIt utility tool, select install program, scroll down to click on 'run now,' snap to detect problem before uninstalling troubleshooter in AutoCAD 2014, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Setup Units & Use the Tape Tool in 3D Studio Max - prepare correct unit setup, employ tape tool to obtain exact distance between 2 objects in 3ds Max, Alex Martin, Cgtuts+, Dec 23, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

iLogic Tools for the Rest of Us - create configured copy using place iLogic component, control component parameters using sliders in forms, copy entire project using iLogic design copy in Inventor, Walt Jaquith, Cadalyst, Dec 31, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Split Feature Without SplitFeature - convert single extruded feature to 2 extruded features with middle line, create surface of middle line to represent split plane in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 30, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

How Do You Look At It? - Look at Plane on Sketch Creating in Autodesk Inventor - select 'look at sketch plane on sketch creation' option to make view look perpendicular to sketch plane in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 24, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Automate Flat Pattern of Continuous Spiral Flight Design Using iLogic - employ sheet metal mm.ipt to create basic sketch of continuous spiral flight, add user parameters, create solid model, flat pattern, sheet metal while establishing relationship between folder, flat pattern in Inventor, Dwi Darsono, CAD Notes, Dec 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Navisworks Takes Off - understanding navigation, rollup, takeoff pane of quantification tool, resource vs item catalog, apply select same tool to takeoff similar object, identify changes to quantities by employing quantification module in Navisworks, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, Dec 24, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Working with Presenter by API - 3 ways to obtain material in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Dec 29, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

How to Fade Far Objects in Revit Elevation View - select objects, override objects view, change silhouettes to thin line style, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall Openings and Room Area - explores left, center, right side of added image in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Winder Stairs in Revit 2013 - understanding functioning, applications of L-shaped, U-shaped winder stairs, set number of parallel treads on each leg to keep number of winder treads down to just 3, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Dec 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Property Lines Without Digital Reference - determine rotation origin of tool, insert property line on top of building as frame of reference, check orientation before moving property line into correct location/position in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Restricting a User-Input Value to a Specific Increment - set unit-free number as argument for round, roundup, round-down functions before allowing LengthActual parameter check rounded result in Revit, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 30, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

An Overview of Phasing in Revit - go to phasing dialog box to set project phases, filters, graphic overrides, YouTube, Dec 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

2013 SolidWorks Composer Licensing - 4 scenarios depending on customer type for installing, running network licensing, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Is My SolidWorks Model Constrained Properly? - use soft springs to stabilize model, inertial relief to constrain object, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 11: eDrawings - 3DContentCentral is available on mobile Safari browser, view DimXpert dimensions from SolidWorks part files, Daniel Herzberg, Dec 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Thermal Analysis in SolidWorks Simulation - go to 'new study,' select 'thermal,' assign material to part, select heat power first to simulate internal camera, lights, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Part Concepting Workflow in EPDM - manage concepting as part of design phase with single-state concepting workflow, workflow link in SolidWorks EPDM, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Dec 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

What's the Difference Between SolidWorks Activation and SolidWorks Registration? - user is prompted to activate software after SolidWorks is installed/upgraded; registration is manual effort on customers part, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Dec 31, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Become a CAD Ecosystem Expert - managing interconnected web of hardware, software, human elements, finding, fixing bottlenecks, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Dec 20, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Simulation CFD: Mixing Different Fluids - understanding scalar mixing of water vapor into moving air, applying scalar boundary condition, Eric Schubert, MasterGraphics, Dec 19, 2013 (more CFD articles)

Is the 3D Printing Industry a Growth Opportunity? - 3D industry is growing rapidly, but not likely to completely replace traditional industry, consumer-level 3D printing still faces costs, limitations inherent in medium, John Casteele, The Motley Fool, Dec 20, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Does It Really Matter 'How' You Do It? - edited leg part in context of assembly, use assembly-based Boolean functions to subtract stringers from initial occurrence of leg while designing piano bench in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 20, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

BricsCAD V14 - The Developer Reference Help - improved Lisp documentation, DCL help documents every single DCL tile definition, BricsCAD automation object model can be viewed in tree-structure, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Dec 22, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

From CAD File Versions Comparison to Cloud PDM - GitHub, GrabCAD provide platforms for sharing data, comparing revisions, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 21, 2013 (more PDM articles, cloud articles)

Bentley Systems Embraces the Cloud - announced cloud-based storage, sharing service 'Bentley Connect,' Select Open Access service, MANAGEservices, i-models, AEC Magazine, Dec 7, 2013 (more MicroStation articles, AEC articles)

Appwardly Mobile - Bentley unveiled host of new apps at 'Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference' in London, CAD User, Nov 2013 (more MicroStation articles, AEC articles)

BIM - Business Enabler or Technology Red Herring? - BIM is about information sharing enabled by information mobility, finding best way to share, integrate information from many sources in managed, secure, trusted manner, Installation, Dec 11, 2013 (more AEC articles)

How to Exit 'Editor.GetSelection' on Keyword Selection - throw Autodesk.AutoCAD.Runtime.ErrorStatus.OK from keyword press event handler in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

An Issue with Using Ribbon Runtime API - create custom partial CUIx to build ribbon tab/panel/item that executes same command method in AutoCAD, Norman Yuan, Drive AutoCAD with Code, Dec 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Basics of Creating an AutoCAD Electrical Symbol - start symbol builder, select symbol objects, attribute template, go to symbol builder tab to toggle visibility of symbol builder attribute editor panel, set wire connection attributes before closing block editor, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Dec 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Vault and Moving Files - avoid Vault file manipulation by Windows commands, manage links of file, employ copy design tools to move file to different folder structure, heal relationships of renamed/moved files, Mike Baker, Total CAD Systems Blog, Dec 19, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Troubleshooting Subassemblies: Width or Offset? - measure subassembly that responds to offset from assembly point, determine width option from origin point of subassembly in Civil 3D, MasterGraphics, Dec 19, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create a Game Ready Fire Extinguisher with 3D Studio Max: Pt 1 - understanding steps to set up image reference, model tank, hose, main/secondary handle, detailing tank, hose, creating high-res model with 3ds Max, Soni Kumari, Cgtuts+, Dec 21, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Creating Wires in Mesh of Table Fan - create new component in assembly, apply mate constraint between center point of part 4, assembly to constrain newly created component in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Creation of Exploded View of a Model - create new standard in.ipn presentation file, click create view icon in create panel of presentation tab, go to select assembly box to click on 'open existing file' button, set explosion method to manual, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Tutorial: 8 Tips to Make You a More Productive Designer - use Inventor 2013 productivity tools, reduce part file size, make drawing easier, use libraries, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Dec 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Railing Without a Host - create tiny profile at base of railing to host bottom of balusters, offset sacrificial railing so that it slips below beam surface in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Export Panel Schedules to Excel - open project in Visual C# 2010 Express, ensure that solution explorer is visible, select RevitAPI, RevitAPIUI to add reference, build sample before launching Revit, Inside the System, Dec 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Columns and Paste Aligned - employ 'copy to clipboard and paste aligned to selected levels' option in plan view to set correct relationship between columns, view selection in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting the View Display Background - apply CmdExportImage command to set default 3D view orientation, creates new view for exporting in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Custom Part From Toolbox - run sldsetdocprop.exe located inside Toolbox\data utilities folder to add any files with Toolbox flag in SolidWorks, John Hall, CADD Edge, Dec 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks Toolbox tutorials)

What's New SolidWorks 2014: Sketching, Pt 1 - discusses sketch scaling, lasso selection, path length dimensioning tools available in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Assemblies, Pt 1 - understanding ways to create shaded drawing views with high quality edges, FeatureManager structure for large design review, exploded views, mate user interface, assembly mirror feature, YouTube, Dec 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Assemblies, Pt 2 - check multiple configuration updates, curve/sketch driven patterns, UI enhancements for configurations, shortcuts for suppressing items in design tables, updating assembly graphics option, YouTube, Dec 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Creating Design Library Features - employ technique to improve consistency of designs while reducing time to create them in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Bend Lines with Lofted Sheet Metal - leave gap to produce scene, make adjacent sketch segments tangent to create sheet metal lofted profile in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Linear Stress Analysis - analyzes, stresses geometry of parts, minimizes need of creating prototypes by reducing hassles related to time, cost or rework, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Building Simulation: Analyzing Performance Without Breaking Ground or a Sweat - 3D simulation provides insight into design alternatives, building performance, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Dec 19, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Cloud Pricing: It's Really Complicated - report finds that there is large range of pricing models, no standards among service providers, pricing is complex, not user friendly, Brandon Butler, Dec 10, 2013 (more cloud articles)

The Teigha (TX) Development Environment and BricsCAD - similarities and differences between Teigha, ObjectARX, compatibility between BricsCAD, TX SDK, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Dec 19, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

Software Rental as a New Option for Small Businesses and Startups - multi-tiered structure of rental program gives users access to Solid Edge for $130/month, software is installed, run locally, but controlled by license-validation mechanism, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Dec 19, 2013 (more Solid Edge articles)

As SpaceClaim Matures, 2014 Release Fills in Key Gaps - direct drag, drop file access from Microsoft Outlook, dynamics module provides motion dynamics for multi-body systems, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Dec 19, 2013 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Model Grouping in KeyShot - add parts to groups for better selection, organization of parts for rendering, animation, KeyShot, Nov 22, 2013 (more KeyShot articles)

For Broader Adoption, Cloud Must Go Vertical - cloud adoption in manufacturing industries needs technology, commercial catalysts, Allan Behrens, Compare the Cloud, Dec 19, 2013 (more cloud articles)

The Rise of Manufacturing at the 'desk: AU 2013 & CAM 360 - CAM 360 to cover 2.5 axis machining, discussing issues related to working in cloud, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 19, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles, CAM articles)

ACA: Custom Drawing Scales - SCALELISTEDIT command to add drawing scales, set one of added scales current, insert annotative MText object, choose annotative object scale to add/delete scales from context menu in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Revision Cloud Arc Length - right-click on tool located in documents palette of annotation tab to make copy of it, type CONTENTBROWSER at command line, click on 'documentation tool catalog - imperial or metric' before modifying arch length, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Revit Origin - sketch drawing in AutoCAD, save file before linking drawing in Revit, position auto origin to origin, set 2 projects side by side to ensure movement of survey, project base point, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Dec 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Copy Paste and Structural Floors - employ copy to clipboard tool on 3 desks before applying 'paste aligned to selected levels' option, choose level 2 to view dialogs displaying warnings in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tipniques: Enhancing Your Views in Revit - employ tool to customize certain area of plan view, obtain correct joining, adjust line style with 'visibility/graphics override' tool, override line style for selected line in view with linework tool, Chris McNiel, AUGI Library, Dec 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Driving CNC Fabrication and Shared Parameters - implement common DXF, SAT export functionality in separate CmdDxf.Execute2 method, handle shared parameters to keep track of CNC fabrication export history in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials, CAM articles)

Convert Revit Topography Into Massing Forms - make site family with vertical model line, create Toposurface, in-place mass, place site family on Topo in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Dec 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Auditing and Comparing Model Groups in Revit 2014 - create shared parameter, applied to all categories, that can vary by group instance, automatically create selection sets for each group instance, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Dec 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printing News: Rose's Top 10 Stories of 2013 - Stratasys acquires MakerBot, China growing revenues in 3D printing, US government invests in 3D printing, 3D Systems reports 50% revenue increase in Q3, Rose Brooke, TCT Magazine, Dec 19, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The $999 NOVA DLP Desktop 3D Printer from Taiwan - low-cost digital light processing 3D printer can harden layer of 10x8 cm in 8-10 seconds without typical moving heads, make detailed objects, www.3ders.org, Dec 19, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Micro Laser Sintering Technology to 3D Print Tiny Metal Parts - technology uses laser to melt metal powders to form each layer, utilizes particles of 5 micrometers or less in size, Randall Marsh, gizmag, Dec 12, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SolidWorks 2014: Quick-Change Configurations - click on component in FeatureManager to view current configuration listings by pop-up toolbar, snap configuration name to change configuration of that instance in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

My Introduction to SolidWorks: Drawing a Pressure Plate - check clickable icons inside of tutorial, experience ease of navigation as workflow gets repetitive, navigate any axis with standard view toolbar, apply hole wizard to dimension holes, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Pressure Plots in 2D Simplification - create shrink fit between 2 edges, apply fixtures, run axis symmetric study to view stress plot, displacement of SolidWorks parts, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Configs - understanding enhancements related to additional properties for toolbox components, apply configurations to equations, selecting configurations from context toolbar, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Professional - Drop Test Analysis - ensure that material is defined for all parts, define contact sets, add mesh control, adjust drop test setup in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - File Management - rename any missing component to move files or folders easily, safely by virtually eliminating referencing related issues, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Advanced CAD Import - convert incoming CAD data into SolidWorks 3D CAD format or export data to other CAD products, Ron Grover, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Sheet Metal - check ability to add sheet metal gussets, bent lofted bends, corner reliefs & bend transitions, swept flanges for conical, cylindrical bodies, YouTube, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Testing SmartVoice, Dynamic Blocks, CUI, and Online Workflow in ZWCAD+ - communicate interactively through SmartVoice, dynamic blocks improve drafting efficiency, customize ribbon through CUI dialog box, online update mechanism to update software online to latest version, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Dec 18, 2013 (more ZWCAD reviews)

Dassault Systemes PLM Vision 2014+ - 3DExperience platform presents tailored experiences to solve clear business problems in specific vertical markets, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Dec 17, 2013 (more PLM articles)

Pretty Form Validation in DriveWorks - create text box on form as usual, but add rules in properties, under 'background color' property, create if/then statement, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 18, 2013 (more DriveWorks articles)

Working with Standard Parts in BricsCAD - create complex models quickly using huge library of standard parts in combination with direct modeling technology, Sander Scheiris, Bricsys Blog, Dec 17, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

Building Something - creating piano bench in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 18, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to Open CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet - open DWG file in AutoCAD 360, go to actions tab to click connect, sign in to Dropbox/Box or Egnyte account to link with AutoCAD 360, select folder to open file, AutoCAD 360, Dec 17, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Grip Context Menu Using AcDbMultiModesGripPE - employ multi-mode grips to acquire inputs that is relevant to custom entity in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Moving Text in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET, Pt 3 - apply Editor.GetPoint() to obtain raw point, employ C# code to invoke MoveTextInBlockJigHighLight command in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Start Rigging in 3ds Max - determine features of rig, prioritize each tasks by breaking them down, create skeleton before skinning model or polishing deformations, simulate arm, leg movements with inverse kinematics, automate systems on rig, AUGI Library, Dec 18, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How to Reverse an Insert Constraint Axes - AxesOpposed property of InsertConstraint is read only, workaround is application of ConvertToInsertConstraint method in Inventor, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2014 SP1 Crash on Start-Up Windows 8.1 with Intel HD Graphics 4000 - disable Intel video card in Windows device manager before starting Inventor, or go to Inventor application options to enable compatibility mode, video card, Being Inventive, Dec 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Color by Worksets - set checkout status, owners, model updates, worksets, adjust workset color by clicking on worksharing display settings in Revit, Mike Taylor, BIM Wits, Dec 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Basic Survey and Model Coordination - create initial design with Project North orientation, collect survey file, open site plan view to change orientation parameter to True North, import survey file, rotate survey in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

A More Detailed Look at Tagging in the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk Revit - employ NBSDescription, NBSReference to tag system, component objects, tag model against NBS by selecting primary system or splitting wall object into systems, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Dec 18, 2013 (more Revit articles, AEC articles)

SolidWorks Graphics - 'order independent transparency' technology in SolidWorks 2014 renders transparent objects more accurately, quickly, vertex buffer objects allow geometry to be stored in the graphics card, Rob Jamieson, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Pack and Go on Holiday - right-click on drawing or assembly to open menu, hover over SolidWorks to select 'pack and go,' save every file with unique name, add prefix/suffix before saving file, pack up assemblies, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Dec 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Add Some Perspective to Your Drawings - create named view with perspective turned on in SolidWorks drawing, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Training Files - go to page 3 of every training manual to check downloadable training files, run executable file, accept EULA before unzipping SolidWorks files, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Interference Detection - go to evaluate tab, turn on interference detection option, calculate selected component, adjust options while checking results, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise EPDM - Secure File Vaulting - controls access to sensitive or proprietary product information, secure risks that arise due to usage of shared network drives, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

BricsCAD V14 - RunAsLevel: Switching to a Lower License Level - access system tree from settings dialog box, choose level of license to evaluate that particular version, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Dec 17, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

ArchiCAD Archive Files: Let's Talk About the .PLA - avoid deleting un-used libraries, maintain projects as .PLN files, save archive file to ensure pertinent data is centralized, connected, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Dec 17, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

NX CAD - Tips and Tricks - tips on UI, view tools, sketcher, modeling, assemblies, drafting, Brandon Carter, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Seven Takeaways for Architects from Autodesk University 2013 - nothing is stronger than community, cloud is still king, but interoperability is still dream, construction can handle new technology, Wanda Lau, Architect, Dec 13, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles, AEC articles)

Fusion 360 Feedback from the Early Adopters - outstanding industrial design tool, works well as lightweight CAD tool, allows cloud collaboration, storage, data crunching for simulation, John Hayes, Engineering.com, Dec 17, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articlescloud articles)

BIM 360 SDK, Pt 2 - BIM 360 Glue API - learn about REST API, service groups, project listing API request, error handling/HTTP status code, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Dec 14, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

BIM 360 SDK: Pt 1- BIM 360 Field API - common integration scenarios, field API architecture, common flow of information, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Dec 10, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

How to Recover and Fix Problematic or Corrupt DWGs in AutoCAD? - invoke RECOVER, RECOVERALL command to recover selected file, start new DWG file with no template to open file, else apply PURGE, WBLOCK command to get rid of corrupted data, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Dec 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Different Capabilities of Vault API Between Different Vault Versions - employ GetSupportedProducts() method available with web service API's InformationService to check flavors of Vault that server supports, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 17, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Civil 3D: 'I Can Label with Xrefs?' Yep - employ Vault, data shortcuts or AutoCAD Xrefs to share data throughout project, allocate genuine Civil 3D data for labeling lines, curves, surfaces, alignments, parcels, section views, Nick Harper, Acronym Online, Dec 17, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit: Creating a Basic Wall with Stacked Materials Using the Split Region Tool - apply tool, assign layers or create 2 layers before using tool, merge regions thereafter in Revit, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Dec 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Flat Pattern Using Inventor Derive Tool - create basic sketch of top conical using sheet metal(mm).ipt, employ revolve tool to model sketch, generate flat pattern, add reference dimensions before building circle as flat pattern, Dwi Darsono, CAD Notes, Dec 15, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a Template Pipe Fitting Repad Using Autodesk Inventor  - create loft, setup part that can be utilized as template for future repads, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 - check new options to manage user/group cache, consolidated 'delayed in state' notifications, dynamic notification recipients filter, increased workflow performances, navigating tree structure controls, InFlow Technology, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - Scalability - understanding EPDM infrastructure, replication feature tools in SolidWorks EPDM, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

New in SolidWorks 2014: Assembly Features, Pt 3 - go to explode properties to turn on rotation rings option, modify assembly configuration without going to properties, check new shortcut to turn sub-assembly flexible/rigid, Cami Florence, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbols manager, create new symbol, insert symbol properties, double-click symbol to open drawing space associated with newly created symbol, build geometry before setting connection points, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What It Takes to Make a Mirrored Part with Flatten Capabilities in SolidWorks - preselect plane/face to be mirrored, go to insert, mirror part, tick 'break link to part' option to obtain full functionality of sheet metal features in new SolidWorks part, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Visualization Plot - right-click on connections, click contact visualization plot, choose components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks model, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Template - go to projects manager to create new project with custom templates, select configurations tab to set primary project settings, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Sketch Picture Scale Tool - check option inside insert sketch picture command to scale tool, position bitmap images in sketch planes, YouTube, Dec 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3D Printing Creates Product Liability Issues, Scholar Says - strict product liability laws are not likely to apply to casual sellers like hobbyist 3D inventors, depends how much manufacturers embrace 3D printing technology, Clifton Parker, Phys.org, Dec 13, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Strategic Visions of the Major PLM Vendors 2014+ - PLM is expanding in 4 dimensions: to more people, covering richer view of product, enabling more processes, supporting further up, down product lifecycle, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Dec 11, 2013 (more PLM articles)

Autodesk PLM Vision 2014+ - Autodesk is serious about PLM, embracing cloud like no other PLM vendor, PLM 360 is moving in direction of configurable standard product, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles, PLM articles)

Real BMP - Best Modeling Practice - categorize elements, use naming schema for parameters, define model construction limitations, naming should be structured, human legible, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Dec 16, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Using G-Wizard Editors New Soft Limit Alarms to Help Spot Crashes Before They Happen - geometry vs G-code simulation, new feature helps in dealing with crash where cutter gets plunged into machine table, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Dec 16, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Top 5 Workbench Features You May Have Missed and are Going to Love - upload files directly to Workbench from Android device, more apps in toolbox, reply to project comments through email notifications, restore deleted files with Workbench for PC, Bobby Riegel, GrabCAD, Dec 16, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

AU 2013: Personal Creativity and On-Demand Technology Drive Manufacturing in the Age of VUCA - people-powered invention portal, Quirky.com partners with GE to produce new smart devices, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Dec 16, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk Wants Users to Have More Access - continues to introduce new methods of integrating collaborative effect across its products, expanding pay-as-you-go solutions to include popular Autodesk products, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 16, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Quick Tip: How to Make a Custom 'Ortho' with SNAPANG - enter value for variable, measure SNAPANG value from current 0 angle, turn on ortho to check movement of cursor in all 4 directions in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Dec 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Disabling Snapping to Specific AutoCAD Objects Using .NET, Pt 2 - apply object snap overrule to prevent snapping to objects with certain XData attached, filter application name, conduct geometry overrule to avoid IntersectsWith() working on objects in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Display of Motion in Box Through Inventor Studio  - create new standard in .ipt assembly file, select place component from marking menu before inserting base body in assembly, place 'hook of latch' in assembly, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Acquiring Coordinates Between Trades - reconcile misalignment by selecting model, adjust positioning, manage ribbon, reset shared coordinates by creating project file with pair of crossing grids in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Viewport Renumber - pick viewports in desired order when sheet goes into selection mode, hit Esc key to shift from selection mode to next stage where starting number, set size is set, Tim Logan, LMNts, Dec 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014: Beta - check pre-defined settings to match perceived industry workflows, sketch picture scale, style spline tools for industrial design, new slot mate functionality that provides intelligent mating conditions, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

New Sketch Enhancements for SolidWorks 2014 - set dimension of bottom pulley to check improvement that automatically scales entire sketch to preserve size, position of all entities within sketch, select multiple sketch entities with path length dimension tool, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 10: Drawings and Detailing - check re-attachable balloons, soft snaps for angular dimensions, section views of surface bodies, force notes into uppercase, angular running dimensions, improved symbol library along with enhanced replace model view command, Daniel Herzberg, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 15 - specify default line font for drawing items, check if sketch is under/over defined, view alignment of plane, copy sketches while lofting between similar profiles, press 'F' key to zoom model, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Plastics Professional - Introduction - intelligently iterate plastic part design before cutting first mold, David Waltzman of GoEngineer, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Avoiding Sink Marks with SolidWorks Plastics - make part walls uniform in thickness, design ribs with not more than 50-80% of wall thickness, increase gate size, reduce number/size of solid regions, increase hold time, injection pressure, HRS Blog, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Jim's SolidWorks 2014 Pick of the Day: Find Intersection - Virtual Sharp - select intersection between 2 entities when applying dimension in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 5: Creating Doors - open new part document, click on front plane, go to sketch tab to draw rectangle starting at origin before setting dimensions, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Exclude Option in Section Views - go to section view property manager to find new 'selected components' checkbox that allows choosing components to be excluded/included from either tree or screen, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Howzat - using motion study, sunlight option in SolidWorks to trace flight of ball, plot velocity, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Dec 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3D Printer Buyers Guide - consider budget, size of parts to be printed, part functions, accuracy, tolerances, environment, stability, printer speed, support references, tinker time, printer grade, EJ Nordstrom, CAPUniversity, Dec 13, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Why You Should or Shouldn't Use Multiple BOMs - has revision independence, there are automations to support multiple BOMs, but doesn't store part data in Teamcenter, single BOM is simpler, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Dec 4, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

CAE Earnings Show fx, Momentum Effects - ESI reported total revenue down 11% in Q3, Exa announced total revenue up 12%, ANSYS reported Q3 revenue of $213 million, up 8% y/y, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Dec 13, 2013 (more CFD articles, ANSYS articles)

Imported Parts and Drawings - 'create 3D' feature in Solid Edge to create or add to 3D model by selecting 2D draft geometry, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 13, 2013 (more Solid Edge articles)

AU: Intersection of CAM, Clouds and Reality - Autodesk 360 products have started generating revenue, company is likely to deliver CAM-style workflows to its building, civil customers, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Dec 13, 2013 (more Autodesk articlesCAD show articles)

Drag & Drop Directories in AutoCAD for Mac 2014 - go to file name in top of drawing window, right click to get location, hierarchy of folders, Jim LaPier, Between the Lines, Dec 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Disabling Snapping to Specific AutoCAD Objects Using .NET, Pt 1 - generate object snap overrule to prevent snapping to objects with certain XData attached, filter application name, start transaction to modify entities XData before invoking ESNAP command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 13, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Monitor User Configuration Changes Using Autodesk Vault API - subscribe to PostInvokeEvents, PreInvokeEvents to obtain notification after, before every web service call, respectively, in Vault, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 13, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Link Inventor to Your Company - attach any website or HTML file by invoking team web command, select application options, files in tools menu to view team web URL or HTML file entry point in Inventor, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 13, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating the Parts for Stage 2 of the Labyrinth Project - create new part, click on tools, document settings to set length units into millimeters, form 2D sketch in Inventor, YouTube, Dec 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

CAM and Follower-Dynamic Simulation in Autodesk Inventor - create new icon under work tab in welcome screen, select metric template, form standard millimeter assembly file, save file before placing file in assembly, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Synchronous Belt-Inventor Studio in Autodesk Inventor - create new standard mm.ipt part file, employ finish sketch command to exit from sketching mode, open visibility of YZ work plane before generating new work plane parallel to YZ work plane, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Ceiling Hook in Autodesk Inventor - generate new standard mm.ipt part file, sketch on XY plane of part1, draw circle coincident with auto projected part origin, sketch line with midpoint on X axis, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Rival Revit Environments - Traditional vs CME - understanding work environment, levels, 3D forms, profile families, editing forms, paneling, arrays, volume properties of conceptual massive environment with reference to traditional Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Dec 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Change the Visibility of Sub-Category in the View - call View.SetVisibility(category) to set visibility of all main categories, including sub-categories in Revit, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Dec 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Presto: Your Part is Gone - open part model, add 'solid bodies' featuremanager tree item, expand solid bodies folder to view all features in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Dec 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - User/Group Settings: Reference Dialog - right click on user, select settings to access options that control references when files are checked out or stage is changed in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks Simulation: FEA is About Asking Questions - raise proper questions to provide better solution, make close-ended queries to obtain specific answers, present clear insight of product's capabilities, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Dec 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SW Simulation - Angular Tilt of a Deformed Face - locate face parallel to original face, apply translational displacement to evaluate tilt on face in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Design a Wave Spring Washer in SolidWorks - draw simple circular sketch, extrude as surface, create plane tangent to surface, parallel to front plane in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ANSYS 15.0 Evolves Simulation for Increasing Product Complexity - force-coupling capabilities between low-frequency electromagnetics and structural mechanical tools for acoustics analysis, Specialized meshing technology optimized for meshing silicon substrates, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Dec 12, 2013 (more ANSYS articles)

How to Rename Multiple Files Quickly? - hold win key+R to open command prompt, change active folder to PDF location, understand wild cards before invoking RENAME command to rename files in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Displaying/Hiding AutoCAD View Cube in 2D - open options window, select 3D modeling tab, uncheck 2D wireframe visual style in 'display tools in viewport' option in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Dec 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Showcase Triggers - invoke 3D trigger command to create simple trigger, generate spot light along with alternative that flicks visibility on/off, apply trigger command to make lightshade object as 3D trigger in Autodesk Showcase, David Gate, CADline, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

ACA: Formula Property to Determine If a Block Instance is a Dynamic Block - code to check if block reference is dynamic block in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Instrument Bubbles on Isometrics in Plant 3D - create calculated property holding values separated by \p, map property in iso.atr, reference property in InstrumentTag annotation scheme in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Dec 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Get Profile Path of Feature - select feature, apply Feature.Profile to return set of connected curves in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials

Saving a New Central File to Revit Server - set WorksharingSaveAsOptions.SaveAsCentral to true, open/access family document via EditFamily method to change category of family in Revit project, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk University 2013 - focus was on expansion of Autodesk 360 platform, integration of Dynamo with DesignScript, BuildX event focused on changes in construction in future through technology, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk's CEO, Carl Bass: We Want to Change the Way People Work - talk about cloud capabilities: computing power, collaboration hub; importance of agility, innovation for manufacturing customers, Verdi Ogewell, Engineering.com, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk Brings CAM to the Cloud - cloud-based CAM 360 app announced, built on Autodesk HSM technology, provides users with project collaboration tools, unlimited shared data storage, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articlesCAM articles)

Vendors Display Minor Updates, Workflow-Altering Solutions at AU - GoBOXX 1920 mobile workstation was debuted, Lenovo ThinkPad W540, ThinkPad W540, 84" SMART Board 8084i display, HP Designjet T2500 eMultifunction printer were displayed, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk Vault Professional Licensing Timeout - check if auto-save frequency is set to occur at time span greater than 35 minutes, disable ECO notification to return unused Vault professional licenses, Ryan Naccarato, PacifiCAD, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault Integration with AutoCAD MEP Sheet Set Manager - edit registry string 'SsmIntegration' from false to true for applying Vault functionality through AutoCAD MEP, Ryan Naccarato, PacifiCAD, Dec 12, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Getting Properties of File Interaction with Vault Development Framework in Vault 2014 API - apply VDF to login Vault with built-in well designed UI or non-UI, read all property definitions in file entity class before printing properties of file in Vault, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 11, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Auto Deploy of SolidWorks Through Active Directory - create administrative image, extract pre-requisites, prepare transform files for installation, generate installation policies, test system before applying active directory distribution across department, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Best Practices for Downloading and Installing SolidWorks - log-in with full administrative rights, temporarily suspend anti-virus program, disable Windows fire wall, change Windows user account control settings to 'never notify' before updating SolidWorks, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Dec 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get Going with SolidWorks Sheet Metal Gauge Tables  - cut off overflow information, single out few important Lego pieces in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorial - Edge Flange Linked Profiles - invoke edge flange command, customize profile of flanges to create flanges similar in shape in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Customization - understanding method to configure SolidWorks UI to minimize button clicks, maximize efficiency, YouTube, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

My Weekend with Vectorworks 2014 - clean UI, easy to learn, impressive snap loop, replace style commands, sketch mode, implements real-time OpenGL rendering, imports/exports DWG, DXF files, other common formats, Bill Debevc, CADdigest.com, Dec 12, 2013 (more Vectorworks reviews)

CAD Management Forecast for 2014 - CAD software technology makes minimal changes, economic outlook improves slightly, more startup projects, proposals, head counts stay low, BIM reaches tipping point, hardware is dirt cheap, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Dec 11, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Focus on Trainers - in-depth look at CAD trainer, first-hand perspective on training, being trainer, Q&A with William Myers on becoming professional CAD trainer, obtaining Autodesk certification, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Dec 11, 2013 (more CAD training articles)

7 Things You Didn't Know About 3D Printing - 3D printing started with lasers, less manufacturing risks are involved, could mean stronger local business models, Mashable, Dec 3, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AU 2013: In Review - 2 big trends were noticed: computational design, cloud-based services; CAM 360 was announced, Daniel Davis, design reform, Dec 9, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

AutoCAD Problem Solving - type menu at AutoCAD command prompt, open acad.cuix file that appears in 'select customization file' dialog to get back ribbon buttons, Dennis Collin, CADline, Dec 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Copy iProperties of Model Document to Drawing Document When Placing View - obtain model document of drawing view, copy specific iProperties to drawing document if 'create drawing view' event happens in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Assemble Cube Puzzle Pieces in Autodesk Inventor 2013 - click on assembly, select 'place' to find object to be placed in assembly, apply constrain tool to link parts in Inventor, YouTube, Dec 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit: Changing the Plan Representation of Planting Families - open out of box tree families, save families in custom content library, select plan representation to edit family, swap existing RCP representation with new file, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Security, Framing Cross Section Analyzer and REX - understanding 5 structural framing cross section analysis approaches for determining cross section profile of beam, columns, braces in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Glitchy Objects in Your Revit Project - create new view, cut, paste geometry to same place/new project, apply view template, check for large coordinates outside 10 mile box before saving project copy, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Dec 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard, Pt 4 - smart fasteners page to set defaults, preferences for fasteners, select exact match, greater than tolerance or unrestricted options to limit available washer types, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks Toolbox tutorials)

Using SolidWorks Plastics to Show Jetting - employ solid mesh to generate results that will accurately show jetting, go to fill settings, select options to set 'volume of fluid' algorithm option to direct in SolidWorks, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SimulationXpress Analysis - employ SimulationXpress, FloXpress tools to perform first-pass analysis of parts in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 4 - making BOM, extracting info from it in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 5 - sort BOM by part number in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 6 - add custom property by clicking on border followed by column property button, select custom property, enter cost before inserting equation in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Handle Common Enterprise PDM Check-in Errors and Warnings? - 'update file references' option to fix errors like 'file is not rebuilt,' 'outside of EPDM, ' fix each broken reference one at a time, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Dec 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Weldments - discusses ability to propagate cut list properties, structural members as library features enhancements in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Geometry Comparison Technology, Parallel Computations, Cloud Systems and Much More - LEDAS CEO, Alexey Ershov talks about geometry comparison technology, integrating DEXMA with Fidesys, 'parallel modeling kernel' project, isicad, Dec 11, 2013 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Direct Modeling Drastically Changes Sheet Metal Design Market - Q&A with Christian Lecomte, founder of catalCAD, about engineering software development business, workflow in sheet metal design, different approaches to it, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Dec 10, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Why Lisp Programming is Better in BricsCAD Than AutoCAD? - AutoCAD freezes when DCL element is populated with undefined Lisp variable, while BricsCAD tells details of error, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Dec 10, 2013 (more Bricscad articles, AutoCAD articles)

My Thoughts on SpaceClaim 2014 - 30% faster file loading, pinned reference geometry, smart PMI, link driving dimensions to Excel, new CAM plug-ins, new translators for Solid Edge, 3D PDF, AMF, real-time interference checking, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 10, 2013 (more SpaceClaim articles)

PTC Tunes PLM for Conflict Minerals Compliance - PTC materials compliance solution enables manufacturers to identify, report on 3TG minerals in supply chain, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Dec 10, 2013 (more PLM articles)

Variables - variable table controls lock/unlock condition of dimensions, helps change names, states, dimension value in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 11, 2013 (more Solid Edge articles)

Speed Up Engineering IT - virtualization promises solution to budget constraints, challenges associated with deploying new engineering computing hardware, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2013 (more cloud articles, NVIDIA articles)

These Are What You Can Do to Make Your AutoCAD Files Smaller - audit files to maintain drawing integrity, fix errors, invoke PURGE command to remove unused objects, activate WBLOCK command to create blocks, handle issues related to scale size, DGN line weight, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add Photos to CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet - open annotation menu on drawing to select photo from gallery, attach design feed to post by clicking on post after adding photo to AutoCAD drawing, CAD3D.INFO, Dec 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Break Tables in AutoCAD - go to properties, enable table breaks, set 'yes' to repeat top tables option that will add headers across top of tables in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA: Obtaining the Effective Name of a Dynamic Block in a Formula Property - employ VBScript code to get original block name from EffectiveName property of dynamic block instance in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Shared Templates and File Permissions - set full control or read only permissions to shared folder while configuring templates in Inventor, Hashim Mundol, Up and Ready, Dec 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Improve the Performance of Large AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces - go to expanded views panel in views tab to enable/disable level of detail feature in Civil 3D, Donnie Gladfelter, Acronym Online, Dec 10, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Controlling Road Corridor Daylighting within Autodesk InfraWorks - open style palette from stylize model panel, select road style to edit from road palette, click edit button, set width in 'group height translation zone' in Civil 3D, Donnie Gladfelter, CADD Microsystems, Dec 10, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Transition Roadmap - logical roadmap of technical, non-technical must do's, don'ts for transitioning to Revit MEP, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, Dec 9, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Sliding Sash Windows - understanding stiles, access weights once sash boxes are fitted into wall, fit outer sash by nailing sash cords into groove located in side of sash in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Dec 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

High Definition Renderings in Revit  - employ HDR toning to create professional, high-quality presentations with BIM models in Revit, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Triggering Immediate External Event Execution - using Windows API SetForegroundWindow provided by user32.dll in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Database Files Description - understanding simulation database files like .GEN, .MAS, .TEM, .LCD, .IDA, .LDS whose results are contained in one SolidWorks file with extension CWR, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Error Installing on Windows 7 - right-click on setup.exe file to select properties, choose compatibility tab to run program before explicitly specifying Windows 7, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Dec 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 1: SolidWorks Settings - discusses basics of opening SolidWorks part document, adjusting settings, different view options, YouTube, Dec 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 2: Creating Simple Logs - creating simple log part for log cabin assembly in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 3: Creating Complex Logs - understanding method to create complicated log for log cabin assembly in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autodesk Sim 360 for On-Demand FEA - web-based app can store multiple versions of simulations online, provides faster FEA results, easy learning curve, provides integrated communications for design collaboration, Francis Sebastian, CADdigest.com, Dec 10, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles, FEA articles)

IMSI Design's TurboSite Pro 2 for iPad - supports over 20 file formats, has GeoMarker technology to set location relative to drawing, can attach or associate GeoMark media as images, audio or video, auto-generate field reports complete with images, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Dec 9, 2013 (more TurboCAD reviews)

SSDs: Upgrading Your Workstation - consider sustained, random read/write speeds, results from CAD tests, endurance while buying solid state drive, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 10, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

AU 2013: Autodesk CAM 360 Promises CAM Revival and Cloud-Hosted Collaboration - SaaS-style pricing for CAM 360 might affect standard sales model, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Dec 9, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk University 2013 Report - Autodesk announced CAM 360, Iris robot, Quadrocopter were impressive, Chris Bradshaw of Autodesk talked on 'leading the cloud transformation,' Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Dec 5, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Orbit Direction in View Control - go to Autodesk.Navisworks.Api.Tool enum to view complete list of navigation modes, set legacy navigation modes in Navisworks to flip orbit direction as that of mouse direction, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Dec 8, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Reduce File Size and Eliminate Unwanted Drawing Settings with the WBLOCK Command - invoke WBLOCK command, select insert, block definition panel to create drop-down arrow, choose entire drawing at top to write drawing, pick point button to specify base point in AutoCAD, CAD3D.INFO, Nov 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Turn Off Parts in Inventor Views - right-click view, select edit view, uncheck associative link in drawing view dialog box to override view, turn off individual parts in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Dec 9, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using an Image and Suppressing Features in a Pattern in Autodesk Inventor - apply insert image tool to place image on sketch, employ rectangular pattern tool to set hole pattern on center of image, suppress rectangular feature before adding circular patterns, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 9, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Vise-Dynamic Simulation in Autodesk Inventor - create standard assembly, select place component from marking menu to set base housing in assembly, reorient model, place part-1 in assembly before applying base constraint, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 7, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Room Sorting - set 4 parameters that either display area or display zero, depending on value in yes/no parameter, apply if statement in calculated value dialog in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Dec 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

The Difference Between Attach and Join Explained - join geometry to view how cut/projection lines represent intersection of roof elements, select 'no' to 1st message to avoid wall getting attached, pick yes to 2nd message to join geometry in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Dec 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Replacing an Idling Event Handler by an External Event - avoid applying idling event completely when continuous check for external changes is required, create external event by calling static ExternalEvent.Create method, passing in custom event handler to it in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 14 - change transparency of components while editing part, control sketch relations, feature definitions, check degree of curvature in spline, select faces, edges or vertices created by section views, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard, Pt 3 - go to files option in Toolbox to create configurations, parts, part on ctrl-drag, set read-only status while writing to read-only documents, assign part number, designation, permissions, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks Toolbox tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - Fundamentals - determine best materials, configurations before producing single prototype, Innova Systems, Dec 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 4 - Sheet Metal Conversion - copy surface, convert surface body into solid body, change solid body to sheet metal, delete/patch faces, create hems to solve topological problems, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP Designjet T120 - 24" wide-format printer has excellent print quality, small footprint, Wi-fi capability, light weight, appropriate for small offices with limited space, but somewhat noisy, print speed is slow, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Dec 2, 2013 (more large format printer reviews)

InRoads Tip: RWK File - exploring ways to load, save files with RWK file, Ronald Brys, Envision CAD, Dec 5, 2013 (more InRoads articles)

NX CAM: 3D Contour Machining - contour machining with reference to cavity mill, rest machining, flow cut reference tool, z level profile, contour area, Chad Varney, YouTube, Dec 5, 2013 (more NX CAM articles)

CAM 360 Announced at Autodesk University - cloud-based CAM solution with fully integrated CAD/CAM environment, built on milling functionality of HSMWorks, might have 2.5D, 3D milling, customizable toolpath solutions, fixture modeling, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 8, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

How to Resolve the AutoCAD Plant 3D Error: Project Has No BOM Annotations Defined - check Plant 3D product help file to create ortho BOM annotation, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Application in Autodesk Product Design Suite 2014 - expand AutoCAD Mechanical 2014, select 'AutoCAD 2014 - English' entry, put serial number, product key before installing software, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk articles)

Change Vault Server Log File Locations - take backup of files first, edit .config files using text editors like Notepad, Ultraedit to avoid changes in file format, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Dec 6, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Use GoExcel.FindRowStart? - set TitleRow property or TitleRow only to position FindRowStart automatically to TitleRow+ 1 in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 6, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simulation Mechanical Export to Showcase Animation - create analysis inside Simulation Mechanical, select 'send to Showcase - save to file' option, adjust shrink elements setting to export shrunken elements before opening Showcase to import .fbx files, Luke Davenport, CADline, Dec 6, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Drill Machine-Dynamic Simulation in Autodesk Inventor - create standard assembly file, select place component from marking menu before positioning frame, handle-1, handle cap-1 in assembly, invoke constraint command in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Dec 7, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 - Top Step Graphical Workaround - select stairs, click on edit type in properties box, scroll down type properties dialogue box to risers section, uncheck 'finish with riser box' option in Revit, Matt Baker, CADline, Dec 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit LT 2014 Default Template Materials - go to graphics tab to set color, transparency in Revit LT template, open Revit default template to view default color, transparency set, Justin Doughty, CADline, Dec 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Hide Elev Marker at Some Scales - choose elevation marker's triangle pointer, change property under graphics settings to 'hide at scales courser than 1/4"=1'-0" ' in Revit, BIM Wits, Dec 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure 2014 Tutorial - Modeling Piled Wall Systems - model pile family, create metric generic model adaptive.rfa family before inserting pile family into this, start new .rft family, configure divided path within properties palette in Revit, Autodesk Revit Structure, Dec 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Could Not Initiate the Transaction - select administrative tools from Windows control, pick services, start FLEXnet licensing services before setting start-up type to automatic in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard, Pt 2 - open Toolbox configurator, customize hardware, define user settings, set permissions, configure smart fastners, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 6, 2013 (more SolidWorks Toolbox tutorials)

How to Save SolidWorks Files as an STL File? - open completed part in SolidWorks, go to file menu to save file as STL type, Jon Lawrence, CAPuniversity, Dec 6, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials, rapid prototyping articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Parts & Features - understanding new enhancements to parts, features related to conic fillets, extruded cuts, holes, reference geometry in SolidWorks 2014, Cody Armstrong, YouTube, Dec 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Look Before You Leap - choose proper timing for transition to BIM, implement one feature of BIM at a time, consider floor plans first, then add schedules, cut sections, Kate Morrical, CADline, Dec 4, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Adds CAM 360 to the Family - CAM 360 combines CAM, modeling, collaboration in cloud-based application, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Dec 5, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

AU2013 Day 3: Manufacturing is About to Reverse Itself - Aaron Davies of Oculus VR, Alice Taylor of MakieLab, Nelson Zhang of Warehouse, Jay Rogers of Local Motors discuss major trends, limitations of patents, where it might go, Daniel Davis, design reform, Dec 5, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, rapid prototyping articles)

A Conversation with Autodesk University's Ben Thompson - sustainable business program manager talked about cross organizational sustainable operations teams, strategy, tracking, managing Autodesk's carbon footprint, Marissa Rosen, TriplePundit, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Closing Session: Let's Get this Party Started - Amar Hanspal, Autodesk senior VP of IPG Product Group, presents high-energy session that ties together this year's ideas, trends, Autodesk, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk Dazzles at It's Annual User Event - Autodesk gave impression of being coolest, most capable company in CAD industry, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Learn How to Get the Most Out of AutoCAD Isometrics in Plant 3D - discusses AutoCAD isometrics, options regarding project setup dialog, creating title block setup, testing isometric output, explores features available in isoconfig.xml, document workflow for managing Isometrics, Autodesk, Dec 2013 (more AutoCAD articles, AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Digital Prototyping - Reusing Your 2D - select items to be copied to Inventor, paste copied items while in Inventor part sketch, or click on ACAD button on insert panel of sketch tab in AutoCAD, Ken Phelps, MasterGraphics, Dec 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles, Inventor tutorials)

Link Components with Dashed Link Line Command - select link components with dashed link line command, choose components to link followed by all subsequent components, replace cross reference information on child by link line in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Dec 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Vault Landing Page Out of Date - close Vault client, go to general tab in tools, internet options menu to click on delete button, tick checkbox 'temporary internet files and website files' to remove files on problematic client, David Gate, CADline, Dec 5, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Moving Text in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET, Pt 2 - obtain text object in block, start transaction to access/modify object, employ identity matrix as block transform in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorialsAutoCAD block tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Dimensioning to an Applied Intersection - invoke dimension command, select line that would form applied intersection, choose intersection, define starting point of 1st extension line, place dimension where required in Inventor, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, Dec 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Improve Design Accuracy and Manufacturability Using Design Checker - apply rules-based approach to design verification, verify parts, assemblies, drawings for compliance, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Dec 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create the Parts for Stage 1 of the Labyrinth Project - begin new project, click on tools tab, document settings, change units to millimeters in Inventor, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2013 - Stage 1 of Marble Labyrinth Assembly - instructions for assembling stage 1 parts created for marble Labyrinth, YouTube, Dec 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Flat Roof Slopes in Revit - create roof with 2 layers, select roof object, click on modify sub-elements, edit roof type, set variable height for lightweight concrete layer in Revit, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Dec 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Views Not on Sheets - delete temporary/unused views, open browser organization tab for views 'not on sheets' in Revit, BIM Wits, Dec 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating an Autodesk Revit Building Pad - understanding processes when building walls, toposurface are in same, separate file respectively in Revit, Curt Egli, Acronym Online, Dec 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Building Productivity with Revit - employ 'import from Vault' feature to import CAD files directly into project, check commands to load group from Vault, load all family types in selected family in Revit, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Nov 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Change Door's Room Calculation Point Parameter Value in Model Document - get target family, open door of family by obtaining parameter from ownerFamily property, start transaction for docFamily before changing parameter value by param.Set(1) in Revit, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Dec 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Curtain Walls and Doors - apply tab key to select panel, employ type selector to choose curtain wall door family, adjust curtain, mullions adjusted to report desired size in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Rendering Tip: A Simple Material Change to Add Realism - creating realistic glazing effect in Revit, The Revit Kid, Dec 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

New in SolidWorks 2014: Sheet Metal Features, Pt 2 - invoke sheet metal gusset command to add sheet metal gussets to toolbar, add corner reliefs to formed part in SolidWorks 2014, Cami Florence, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tip: Preventing Rotation in Concentric Assembly Mates - edit last concentric mate added, check 'lock rotation' checkbox on both feature manager, nearby content toolbar in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Dec 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Replace Entity, Grab-Bag of Tips and Tricks - understanding useful tips related to replace entity in SolidWorks 2014, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ZWCAD+ vs AutoCAD: DWG Compatibility, Cloud Workflow and Programming Support - size, appearance of DWF files in ZWCAD+ is similar to that in AutoCAD, ZWCAD+ Syble offers cloud services, mimics AutoCAD API impressively, William Forty, CADdigest.com, Dec 2, 2013 (more ZWCAD reviews)

Mobile Tablet/Notebook Convertible Can Run CAD - Lenovo ThinkPad Helix ultrabook consists of 11.6" tablet, keyboard dock, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337U CPU, 4GB RAM, can run mainstream CAD apps, price starts at $1,477, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2013 (more laptop reviews)

AU2013 Day Two: Computational Design Symposium - Autodesk anticipates computation to become bigger part of its market, brief summary of 7 presentations on computational design, Daniel Davis, design reform, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Reasons to Visit the Lounges at AU - get started with apps like Autodesk SketchBook, 123D, try Autodesk 360 cloud services, ask experts about Autodesk products, AU Blog, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Innovation Forum: Design and Construction - Transformed - leading industry innovators demonstrate power of collaborative, integrated, holistic design, construction, Autodesk, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Innovation Forum: The New Industrial Revolution - innovators describe how businesses can take advantage of emerging revolution, Autodesk, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Live from AU2013: CFD Highlights - strong trend to increase testing, simulation prior to any physical prototyping, Scott Hale, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Customize Correctly - pick CAD standard, check if description keys are namespace, rename AutoCAD reference names, follow script, employ national CAD standard to shorten cycles, reduce pain of customizing Civil 3D software, Tench Tilghman, AUGI Library, Dec 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Navisworks 2014 Selection Tree - go to applications menu, click on options button while pressing shift key to open Navisworks options, remove tickmark by tab_on_current_selection on interface before restarting Navisworks, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC software, Dec 4, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Toggle Realism in .NET API - employ InwNvViewer.CollisionDetection, InwNvViewer.AutoCrouch to toggle collision detection, auto crouch respectively in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Dec 4, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Buying Delcam Ignores Hottest Trend in Manufacturing - expecting Autodesk to buy 3D printing company, but instead, a CAM company, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Dec 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

How to Set the Color of a Sketched Symbol - call color property of sketched symbol object to create new color object, change properties of color object to modify associated color object in Inventor, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Missing Inventor Content Centre Libraries - expand Autodesk Inventor content libraries, tick required libraries, select 'other' library to add missing library to content center libraries folder once selected library gets installed, Chris Turner, CADline, Dec 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Templates Overwritten on Application Options Import - access application options to ensure if default template is using path way to local drive, check if project templates folder is directed at custom templates located on network drive, Micro Concepts, Dec 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

AU Day 1: Revit 2014 API Class and Bounding Box Rotation - generate 4 XY corner points of bounding box, flattened onto its minimum Z elevation, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

AU Day 2, Work Sharing and Revit 2014 API Roundtables - Q&A during roundtable session about Revit API preview, working with schedules, collaboration between dynamo and API team, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Curved Curtain Wall Edges - use curtain wall embedded in host wall, edit profile to alter sketch of curtain in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Text String Value in Formula - create parameters for as many as results before applying them for formula in Revit, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Dec 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit No Plot - click 'no plot' on/off button to toggle active state, access settings button to change default setting in Revit, Tim Logan, LMNts, Dec 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer Line Weights - save image at lower resolution, increase outline width property for any actors that need to be darker in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Dec 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard, Pt 1 - Toolbox definition, access settings, understand options on table of contents, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 3 - Troubleshooting and Healing - go to import diagnostics, view faulty faces, locate face that is valid, manually fix face one by one to get rid of errors, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Football and Flying Snakes: A Lesson in Simulation - Project Falcon for studying airflow patterns of Heinz stadium, CFD to study flight pattern of flying snake, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Dec 3, 2013 (more CFD articles)

NX9 CAM 'Notes' Enhancement - check new notes column in addition to notes dialog, hover over notes in operations navigator to allow notes to pop-up, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 2, 2013 (more NX CAM articles)

Bluebeam Revu Idea: The Ultimate Home Builder As-Built - select file, click on plan set location to embed icon, include legend to explain meaning of symbol/icon, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Dec 3, 2013 (more AEC articlesPDF articles)

Autodesk University 2013 Keynote - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, CTO Jeff Kowalski on trends in design and technology, 3D printing, designing in the cloud, new workflows, more, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

AU 2013 Keynote: The Answer is Outside - Autodesk CTO talked about learning, unlearning, re-learning, need to go outside of traditional tools, people, work, insights, Jeff Kowalski Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

AU 2013 Keynote: Customers Who Have Looked Outside - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass shared how Autodesk's customers are doing things differently to create technologies, processes, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk Slaps Manufacturing with Collaboration, Puts CAM in the Cloud - announced CAM 360, has seamless integration with Autodesk 360, uses multi-core, 64-bit based CAM technology, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Buying Delcam Puts Autodesk on Path of World Domination - #1 CAD company buys #1 CAM company, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Debuts CAM 360 Cloud-Based CAM Solution - CAM 360 provides capabilities for multi-platform CNC programming, users can take advantage of digital prototyping platform, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Goes 'All-In' to the Cloud Environment - simulation, rendering on cloud are successful, focused on continuous improvement for design, manufacturing process, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Dec 2, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk University 2013 Keynote: Outside PLM - users need to shift towards ability to re-use things, Carl Bass mentioned full scope of Autodesk products, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Media Day Presentations Highlights - Andrew Anagnost discussed cloud transformation, Amar Hanspal discussed Autodesk 360 preview, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAD show articles)

Mainframe2 Building Cloud Platform for Workstation Apps: Shows Stuff at AU 2013 - Mainframe2 takes advantage of HTML5 to extend access to cloud-based compute resources via modern browsers, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Dec 3, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

Settings and Your ACAD.CUIX - create workspace in AutoCAD, click workspace switching, then click display workspace label to display name of workspace, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Dec 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Editing Default Descriptions in Spec Editor - open pipe specification in spec editor, select edit long description style button in batch assign long description styles dialog, create part family style before changing LB suffix, Ken Fauver, Industrial Piping Design Blog, Dec 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Infraworks - 3ds Max Design - Navisworks - select construction item, open 3ds Max design before exporting it as NWC file, Samuel Macalister, BIM Toolbox, Dec 3, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Force OSNAPZ to 1 - check for existence of acaddoc.lsp file every time drawing is open in Civil 3D, Louisa Holland, Civil 3D Etcetera, Dec 3, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Custom Arrow Head Styles in Civil 3D - choose arrow head style in label style composer dialog, run block command before redefining _Boxfilled block to whatever object is selected, Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Blog, Dec 2, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

BOM Item Total Quantity by Sub-Assembly - recurse referenced documents of top assembly, filter out sub-assemblies, iterate occurrences of assemblies to count each part in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

When FileUIEvents::OnPopulateFileMetadata is Exactly Invoked? - delegate event, suggest custom name in event before handling event in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Air Diffuser Not Snapping - select diffuser in view, choose edit family option, apply reference line tool to draw reference line around outer edge of diffuser, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Dec 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Document Ready Family - design parts of building with 3D models to avoid errors in Revit documents, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Dec 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Visibility of Void - create one tiny cut in family if family consists of void in Revit, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Dec 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Drawing Tips and Workarounds  - understanding ways to display annotations, dimensions in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mesh Improvements for Simulation Flow - 3 stages during mesh generation in Flow Simulation: geometry evaluation, mesh capture, mesh saving, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A SolidWorks' Forgotten Feature: Mate References - mate references to select face, edge or plane that is wished to be mated automatically, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 2: The Manual Healing Technique - understanding import diagnostics application to heal topological errors on imported geometry, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Fundamentals of SolidWorks Routing - Pipe & Tube - understanding routing options, libraries, assembly management in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The CAD-CAE Cleanup Headache - discussing design-led vs analysis-driven workflow, analysis vs optimization, defeaturing makes way for shrink-wrapping, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2013 (more CAD translation articles, engineering analysis articles)

New Standard for 3D Model Files - new military standard Mil-Std-31000A is based on model based enterprise concept, may allow translation of proprietary CAD files into PDF files having all descriptive information in one electronic package, Don Hutchins, Machine Design, Dec 2, 2013 (more CAD translation articles)

Open SimScale Takes on Proprietary Sim - Q&A with David Heiny of SimScale about sim engine, browser compatibility with system, recommended file format, targeting inexperienced users, pricing, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Dec 3, 2013 (more CAD industry articles, engineering analysis articles)

Drawing a Line in AutoCAD - Cross Section of API Samples - understanding code to draw line in model space, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, Nov 27, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Streamlining Sheet Lists with a Custom Application - invoke discipline, links command to establish Revit project parameter, link between Revit project, XML file(s) respectively, import sheets from XML link before updating AutoCAD sheets, Jonathan Albert, AUGI Library, Dec 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles, Revit articles)

Moving Text in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET, Pt 1 - obtain text object in block, start transaction to access object, check displacement from picked point before initiating transaction to modify object in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, AutoCAD block tutorials)

Seek and You Shall Find - Searching for Files Using Open from Vault - select open from Vault icon, click on search from pull-down in left hand column to search properties in Vault, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 28, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Drawing Values in Signal & Component Referencing - right click over current activated project in project manager, select cross references tab in properties menu to set cross-reference format, adjust drawing properties before updating title block in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Nov 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Creating As-Built Process Pipework Models - employ AutoCAD Plant 3D along with kubit's PointSense plant add-in to create accurate piping models in Navisworks, apply ReCap to manage large datasets using RCS, RCP file formats, Andy Davis, CADline, Nov 28, 2013 (more Navisworks articles, AutoCAD articles)

Computation for BIM: AU2013 - Day Zero - Dynamo features: add-in manager, better-code editor, node-to-code conversion, multi-threading, design reform, Dec 2, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Civil 3D Will Not Open - select properties to access shortcut tab, type space after acad.exe in target field to avoid fatal error in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 27, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Access the AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database in .NET Application - employ AeccSurveyDatabase:: Projects to access collection of existing survey projects in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Nov 28, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Slab Depression Family - build 4 additional reference planes to control length, width of model, add dimensions for overall width, length, equal edges, open parameter properties box to insert parameters in Revit, Jarod Schultz, Nov 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Geometric Patterns from Parametric Revit Stars - invoke repeater command to form geometric pattern, change radius of circular rig in adaptive star to update size of star, pattern in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Nov 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Rendering vs Autodesk Cloud Rendering - Fight - experience faster cloud rendering with Autodesk 360 with better material clarity while lighting looks fairly good in cloud, Revit, Craig Barbieri, iRevit, Nov 26, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tips - Site Plan Orientation in Revit  - method to set up project in Revit so that site plan view is at True North while detailing plan views are orientated to Project North, Greg Benson-Shettle, Adris Blog, Nov 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

From BIM to BPA: What is an 'Energy Analysis Model' (EAM) - focusing on geometric data that is contained in gbXML schema, Building Performance Analysis, Dec 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - apply interference detection to avoid intersection between components, hide/show items on heads-up view toolbar, click modify sketch to move/rotate sketch, create customized drawing template, override dimensions, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Freeze Bar: Enabling It and Using It - apply tool to reduce rebuild time, avoid unintentional changes to model by locking items in feature manager that are no longer changing or don't need to rebuild every time model changes, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

It's All About the Mouse - activate mouse gestures to eliminate mouse travel, reduce time required for locating key to press on keyboard, or purchase mouse with few extra buttons to maximize SolidWorks productivity, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Nov 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Second Part of Performance: The Computer - set 64-bit operating system, 256GB SSD, higher processer frequency, SolidWorks certified video card to enhance performance of SolidWorks apps, Jacob Picolet, The Design Desk, Dec 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Readymade Lessons in SolidWorks Curriculum - check 2013-2014 Educational edition to access links containing information related to SolidWorks UI, TMS CADCentre, Nov 29, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 1: 'Face Piercing Through Solid' Error - understanding application of import diagnostic tool for troubleshooting, healing topological error in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 1: Point of Sale - grab sketch tools to build sketch in top plane, adjust dimensions, click on instant 3D toolbar, double-click on sketch to extrude model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Add Knurling to Your Model in SolidWorks - modify model by applying, editing precise knurled finish with or without using PhotoView, YouTube, Nov 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Cook a Turkey Like an Engineer? - modeling turkey in FloEFD, calculating airspeed experienced by surface area of turkey, Travis Mikjaniec, Virtual Desktop, Nov 27, 2013 (more CFD articles)

Secondary Sheet Metal Features: Dimple, Drawn Cutout and Bead - edit sketch, direction, or depth using dimple feature in Pathfinder, bead requires at least one sheet metal panel in active part as well as open or closed loop sketch in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Nov 25, 2013 (more Solid Edge articles)

Understanding Contact Reaction Probes in ANSYS Mechanical - 3 methods available for extracting reaction forces across contact region in WB-Mechanical: contact (underlying element), contact (contact element), target (underlying element), John Doyle, ANSYS, Nov 30, 2013 (more ANSYS articles)

Autodesk Signs Largest Cloud-Based BIM Software Deal - company reported profit of $57.6 million in Q3, signs BIM 360 enterprise deal worth over $1.5 million, Spar Point Group, Nov 22, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

ACA: Offset External References, Location Properties and Schedule Tags - avoid placing any external references in host file at 0,0,0, ensure that building footprint relative to 0,0,0 is left open in AutoCAD Architecture host file, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

The TTP Project - browse workspace in PLM 360, add/edit item, example of operation object representing single REST API call, REST endpoint not having operation object, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Nov 26, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles, PLM articles)

Overruling Grips for a Group - set GroupDisplayMode system variable to 0 to display grips of all entities that are part of group in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inserting RasterImage Using Image Buffer - apply ATIL image pointer with AcDbRasterImageDef::setImage to create raster image definition in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Capture View Image and Force Screen Refresh Continuously - set index to record count, add item to hidden collection, subscribe to idle event before obtaining handle of Navisworks window, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Nov 27, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Create 2D Views from 3D Object with FLATSHOT - select front view, invoke FLATSHOT command, set color of foreground, obscured lines before hitting create button, apply EXPLODE command to explode block in AutoCAD, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Nov 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Descriptors and Descriptions in Autodesk Factory Design Suite - employ descriptor to display additional information about asset, check iProperties set for description, utilize iLogic rule to control color of tent in Inventor, Rusty Belcher, Cadalyst, Nov 30, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Filling Gaps in Pipe Routes in Inventor Tube & Pipe - obtain spigot flange from content center, edit pipe route, delete segment below elbow, new spigot flange, select 'edit fitting connections' to disconnect gasket, valve in Inventor, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Nov 26, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

MS Word Report from Inventor - copy word document, specify location in code by editing folder section, enable editing in document to allow code to work, Clinton Brown, CADline, Nov 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Automatically Add iProperties - open code in Excel file, select specific row of Excel to import, store loads of standard iProperty templates, David Gate, CADline, Nov 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

View Settings from Revit Into Navisworks - check detail level, hidden objects/elements, visibility graphics overrides, worksets, model lines, section boxes in Revit, Ben Malone, BIMopedia Blog, Nov 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Erasing Extensible Storage with Linked Files - employ Schema.EraseSchemaAndAllEntities method to delete storage of schema in all open documents in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Speed Up Vault Backup for Large Databases? - adjust priority for scheduled backup, open XML file in notepad to locate 7 near bottom of file, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 27, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault Error: Object Reference Not Set to an Instance of an Object - open Windows Explorer in Vault server, navigate to web services folder, create backup copy of web.config file, locate 'sslRequired' code in file to change from true to false, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 27, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 12 - remove geometry from imported body, disable automatic inferencing, change solid body to surface body, specify break in dimension's withess line, replace part with assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using a Tool Based Swept Feature - ensure that tool body has revolved feature with analytical geometry, merge result tick box is unchecked when creating revolve feature in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Nov 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Drawing View Labels - create drawing with standard views, rename views, select view to add note, choose 'SW-View Name' property option in link to property dialog, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 29, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New in SolidWorks 2014: Sketch Features, Pt 1 - understanding automatic sketch scale, check new lasso selection, sketch picture scale, replace sketch entity tool to switch from box selection to lasso, size image file, replace entities respectively, Cami Fredock, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Right Mesh Type in SolidWorks Simulation - enable 'draft quality mesh' option checkbox to switch mesh element type from default high-quality tetrahedron to simpler draft-quality version, Damon Tordini, Canadian Manufacturing, Nov 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014: Performance Increases - set lightweight mode to save time required for opening, rebuilding assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Where Have All the Functional Appearances Gone in SolidWorks? - expand SolidWorks task pane to select appearance tab icon, click on add file location to insert texture location, drag, drop textures in graphics area to apply them in model, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Selected Components for Section Views  - enable selection plane option to easily select any hidden components in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

 

   

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